Thursday, November 10, 2005

(Tone) Deaf comedy jam

Senator Seeks to Defer Probe of CIA Prison Leak

The chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence told Senate leaders yesterday that Congress should hold off on a probe of the disclosure of classified information on secret prisons to The Washington Post until the Justice Department completes its own inquiry.
Asked how long that could take, Roberts joked, "Decades," indicating he is in no rush to convene his own inquiry.

I guess Roberts saw the yuks Dubya got for his 2004 laugh riot ("Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be somewhere..") and decided to get in on some of that tasteless, inappropriate stand-up. "Yo, yo ... I treat my job like a fucking joke, and the American people like the rubes at the Dubuque Improv, and if you don't like it you can kiss my honky ass."

And of course there is the ensemble aspect of the whole thing. Put the Frist/Hastert letter demanding an investigation together with Lott's admission that the leak was more repug "friendly fire," add Robert's cavalier spiking of same, and it is like they are channeling the Marx brothers' stateroom routine from "A Night at the Opera."

A regular laugh riot, these scamps are.


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