Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Baucus Would Be Better Off At Least Claiming He Was Drunk

Baucus' press flack released a statement on the senator's behalf:
"When his friend of 30 years Ted Kennedy, with whom he had fought so hard to provide health care to children, was being used as a cheap foil to oppose health care reform, Senator Baucus gave a passionate defense. Unfortunately, those who want to kill any meaningful reform, turned it into an unfounded, untrue personal smear internet rumor. This is beyond the pale and this type of gutter politics has no place in the public sphere. It is this type of slander that makes Montanans, and Americans, disgusted with the politics as usual in Washington. And what is even more sad is that such a personal attack would be given any validity at all, let alone being elevated to the status of 'news'."

So, let me get this straight. Baucus gave a slurred, rambling, at times incoherent speech because he was defending Ted Kennedy?

Well, as they say, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" (H/T: AllahPundit).

As usual, Are We Lumberjacks? has the photographic evidence.


JeffS said...

Ted Kennedy was never a "cheap" foil. A useful example, I agree, but never a "cheap" foil.

Yojimbo said...


Y'all are rooting for Arizona tonight, right!

Bear Down, Arizona
Bear down, Red and Blue!

Beat Nebraska!

Paco said...

Oh, absolutely.

kc said...

Yojimbo - GO BIG RED!

Yojimbo said...

Er, thanks KC. Well they sure did.

Isn't going Big Red an affront to Jayhawk nation? I thought we were both proud members of that august group.

kc said...

Yojimbo, no disrespect intended. I have a real soft spot for Nebraska, lived there for a year when I was younger. It was a real turning point in my life, though I didn't really see it that way at the time.