Monday, April 10, 2006

monday noodling

Specter Has A Question
Concerning the smear campaign against Joe Wilson and the use of leaks of classified information, Arlen Specter asks, What did the President know, and when did he know it? Not quite, he actually said:
I think that there has to be a detailed explanation precisely as to what Vice President Cheney did, what the president said to him, and an explanation from the president as to what he said so that it can be evaluated.
We'd all like to know why they authorized the leak of classified information to smear somebody for political reasons. Heck, that and a blowjob could get a guy impeached.

Frist, to a T
A great quote from Sebastian Mallaby today describing the presidential wannabe from HMO, Tennessee:
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a physician who "diagnosed" Terri Schiavo by watching her on video, is as charismatic as a stethoscope and as principled as a cigarette salesman.
Mallaby may be a little unfair to cigarette salesmen. They can be principled on occasion, unlike Skeletor Frist. Although like Frist, the cigarette folks use selective medical diagnoses for personal benefit.