Compassionate conservatism in action -- a Bush administration mine safety official decides he's had enough tough questions for the day and walks out on a Senate subcommittee. But the best part is that worthless hack Arlen Specter's reaction:
“I can’t recollect it ever happening before,” Mr. Specter said of the departure. “We’ll find a way to take appropriate note of it.”
Gee, Arlen, I'm not even an American and I can recall something like that happening before:
Two dozen members of the House Armed Services Committee had not yet had their turn to question Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld at yesterday's hearings when he decided he had had enough.
At 12:54, he announced that at 1 p.m. he would be taking a break and then going to another hearing in the Senate. "We're going to have to get out and get lunch and get over there," he said. When the questioning continued for four more minutes, Rumsfeld picked up his briefcase and began to pack up his papers.
Jesus Christ, but Specter is a hack.