Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Schumer Makes Frist Babble Incoherently

The following exchange took place on the Senate floor this morning as New York Senator Chuck Schumer called Senate Majority Leader Frist on his selective memory when it comes to the righteousness of filibusters:

Schumer: Isn’t it correct that on March 8, 2000, my colleague [Sen. Frist] voted to uphold the filibuster of Judge Richard Paez?

And Senator Frist’s verbatim response:

The president, the um, in response, uh, the Paez nomination - we’ll come back and discuss this further. … Actually I’d like to, and it really brings to what I believe - a point - and it really brings to, oddly, a point, what is the issue. The issue is we have leadership-led partisan filibusters that have, um, obstructed, not one nominee, but two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, in a routine way.

Looks like Frist gets a little flustered when being slapped with his own hypocrisy. I guess filibusters are only a bad thing when he's not in on them.

Read more at Think Progress.