Also via The Hill, something we can thank Hillary for:
Two weeks after Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) called for enhanced government oversight of video games, House Republicans passed a bill aimed at scrutinizing the $11 billion industry.
The 355-21 vote on Rep. Fred Upton’s (R-Mich.) bill, which calls for a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation on a controversial video game called Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, suggests that both political parties are jockeying for position on the issue.
On July 22, Upton became the first congressional Republican to introduce legislation on video games. The measure passed Monday.
After Janet Jackson’s breast was exposed during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, Republicans said there is a need to reduce sex and violence on television. But until recently Democrats have taken the lead on cleaning up explicit video games.
I hope we make sure Toommy Chong isn’t selling anymore bongs, too.