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November 08, 2005

Republicans Keep Shooting Themselves in the Foot

"Ouch!" says The Foot, "Quit Shooting me!"

Astute reader, Mary alerted me to Trent Lott's comments that all the info the press was reporting about CIA prisons in Europe came from a Republicans only luncheon. So, it's likely that the guilty party is a Gee Oh Pee Senator.

Ed Henry from CNN:

Trent Lott at a Senate Republican luncheon, Republican senators only,
last tuesday the day before the story ran in the Washington Post. Lott
noted that Vice President Cheney was also in the room for that discussion
and Lott said point blank "a lot of it came out of that room last Tuesday,
pointing to the room where the lunch was held in the capitol." He added of
senators "we can't keep our mouths shut." He added about the vice
president, "He was up here last week and talked up here in that room right
there in a roomful of nothing but senators and every word that was said in
there went right to the newspaper." He said he believes when all is said and
done it may wind up as an ethics investigation of a Republican senator,
maybe a Republican staffer as well. Senator Frist's office not commenting
on this development. The Washington Post not commenting either.

I can imagine that Senator Frist's office might need to sleep on this one before commenting.

And of course the money quote from Trent:

"We can not remain silent. We have met the enemy, and it is us."

Really, they make it too easy for us.


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