Politics - Rat Jam
Boy, when the rats start leaving the sinking ship, they just run right over each other in the race for the gangway, don't they? Pete Hoekstra is not, sadly, announcing his "retirement," unlike the five Republican members of the House who made me so happy today. However, according to the Detroit Free Press, he does have some hard words for Commander Awol von Bunnypants.
Meanwhile, Senator John Warner (R-noVA), who suggested this week that some troops leave Iraq in time to return home for Xmas, is being pressured by the WH to "clarify that he has not broken politically with President Bush," reports AP. The best part of the story comes at the end:
According to an administration official, Warner's staff agreed that the story was being portrayed incorrectly as Warner splitting with the president.In the words of the immortal Tom Lehrer, "Who's Next?" Any bets? Stumble It!
"They said they'd take steps to deal with it," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details of the private conversations.
However, in the AP interview, Warner said he personally had not been asked to revise his comments and he took no issue with how his views were reported. When asked whether he had indeed split with Bush on Iraq, he declined to say and noted his remarks speak for themselves.
"You have to surmise that on your own," he said.