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my senator, dick durbin:
is a big fat weenie:
The information we had in the intelligence committee was not the same information being given to the American people. I couldn't believe it. I was angry about it. [But] frankly, I couldn't do much about it because, in the intelligence committee, we are sworn to secrecy. We can't walk outside the door and say the statement made yesterday by the White House is in direct contradiction to classified information that is being given to this Congress.
Dick says there was no "ethical" way to notify the public that he could face "criminal charges" had he done so.
This is rank. The Senate Intelligence Committee leaks like a wicker basket when it wants to. To take a page from another book, the honorable Senator Dick Durbin could have sent a leak down the line, and after the press published go on the talk shows quoting his own leak. You just leak it to yourself. He could have just done his impression of Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and leak it at a press briefing.
Or he could have, coincidentally, learned something from Mike Gravel.
:: posted by buermann @ 2007-04-29 20:18:18 CST |
When I'm not blogging, I work at a clinic that offers bespoke wussification treatments to senators and other notables. For cheapskates, we have off the rack conditioning. The clientele offers different reasons, when they offer any at all, for seeking our help, but there is some overlap. The poor creatures get a visceral thrill from doing things that actively discourage any enthusiastic support from their constituents.
One might think that the passive aggressive mindset needed to seek out something like professional wussification would make them easy to adjust, but . . . no. They're a sore trial to even be around. We have a high burn out rate in our field (I'm not asking for any sympathy, just sayin').
posted by Scruggs
@ 2007-04-30 08:33:27 | link