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Monday, December 06, 2004

Worst senator in Washington?

Atrios picks up on Norm Coleman's attempt to blame Kofi Annan for everything bad in Iraq while letting the entire Republican administration off the hook. It's still up in the air whether he will get away with this.

Come on, media. I've seen several stories on this, but so far I haven't seen anybody ask Nahm if he plans on holding Rumsfeld, Rice, Dubya, and everybody else in this administration to the same "if you were in charge you are culpable" standard he is applying to Annan. Like I said before, if Annan was at fault, he needs to go, but we know that lots of people in the Executive Branch screwed up and haven't been held accountable at all.


At 11:10 PM, December 06, 2004, Blogger R-Five said...

At the moment, lame duck Tom Daschle is my vote for worst Senator. He practically ran as a Republican trying to save his seat. Patrick Leahy might move up, given his room-temperature IQ.

Seriously, churlish rhetoric like this doesn't change minds. Stick to the issues, not the personalities.

At 5:51 PM, December 07, 2004, Blogger MN Politics Guru said...

Churlish rhetoric? This post has nothing to do with Coleman's personality. It has everything to do with his rank hypocrisy, which is certainly a reasonable target for debate.

At 11:51 PM, December 08, 2004, Blogger R-Five said...

As you may have noticed, the Democratic Leadership Council has seconded Coleman's motion, saying that whether guilty or not, he bears the responsibility and should step down for the good of the U.N. (Will the Strib now call the DLC similar names?)

I agree. In fact, I like the way the DLC put it a bit better than Sen. Coleman. Whether or not Mr. Annan is "involved" with the missing billions, he bests serves the U.N. by stepping down - now.

At 3:16 PM, December 09, 2004, Blogger Luke Francl said...

Coleman doesn't seem to concerned with Halliburton's missing billions or the lack of planning or the missing WMD or the 1000+ combat deaths.

That's why he's a hypocrite, DLC or no. (notice the DLC doesn't seem to care about those things either)


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