Saturday, April 03, 2004

Republican hypocrisy, part 5437

Senate majority leader Bill Frist, lamely castigating Richard Clarke on the floor of the Senate (emphasis added for maximum comedic effect):

"Notwithstanding Mr. Clarke's efforts to use his book first and foremost to shift blame and attention from himself, it is also clear that Mr. Clarke and his publishers adjusted the release date of his book in order to make maximum gain from the publicity around the 9-11 hearings. … I find this to be an appalling act of profiteering, trading on his insider access to highly classified information and capitalizing upon the tragedy that befell this nation on September 11, 2001."

And then there's this.

UPDATE: Nice to see I'm not the only one who thinks Bill Frist is about as reprehensible a human being as they come. Check out Richard Cohen's piece here.

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