Strike Nine

Quick: take a wild guess at who wrote this in a Minnesoda paper:

As a result of [Sen. Norm] Coleman’s leadership, PSI [Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations] has exposed more than $80 billion in fraud, waste and abuse in government operations. He identified multiple vulnerabilities in the Medicare system, which recently led to sweeping changes in Medicare to prevent scam artists from ripping off taxpayer dollars.

With the [GAO], he pinpointed weaknesses in our nation’s radiological licensing practices and brought about changes to help prevent terrorists from obtaining radioactive materials here in the United States. He also revealed the predatory practices of credit counseling agencies that take advantage of folks trying to dig their way out of debt. This effort ultimately strengthened efforts by the IRS to combat these abuses.

Yet, despite the long record of PSI successes, some partisan critics assert that he should have focused the subcommittee’s attention exclusively on Iraq. They are wrong.

If you answered Sen. Joseph Lieberman (??-Conn.), c’mon down! [BTW: “Partisan critic” = the damned Democratic nominee — Him… Al Franken.]

Seriously: Joe has had his coffee, and two slices of cake. Could somebody in the Democratic Party wish him a good night and safe trip home? Please?


Unfortunately, it’s gonna take 60 seats before we can send Joe a delicious box of anal pears.

Outside chance (`40%.)

I think you need 61 with the extra one to replace Joe.

@ManchuCandidate: Whats he gonna do if we oust him from the caucus that he’s not alrteady doing? Campaign for republicans? Vote with the republicans? Just what the fuck are we gaining by letting him keep his chairmanship? Someone fill me in, I am just a poor country lawyer.

I don’t get it either. I’d say that Joe has a pic of Harry Reid with a Donkey somewhere (or that stupid notion of the Senate being a gentleman’s club.)

Joe doesn’t or shouldn’t count (in the Demrat total.)

@Prommie: Right now, we’re gaining all the other chairmanships.

But even short of 60, all the Demrats need is a non-Joe voting majority to keep the committees. Then they’ll have to decide whether his vote is worth breaking all those filibusters coming down the pike over the next two years.

Cake! There’s cake?

Maybe Joey can stay up in the north country. Perhaps he could be suspended in a lake until it freezes sold. Then he could be cut out and made into an ice sculpture at the Inaugural Ball. He always said he’d do anything for power bipartisanship, afterall.

I swear, there needs to be a dementia test for these fools. It’s like Antony Flew going all fundie.

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