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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Frist Tells Truth (How's That for a Header?)

Bill Frist says that Judge Samuel Alito is the "worst nightmare of liberal Democrats." Well, that isn't exactly the confirmation strategy message, now is it?
Asked about the senator's remark, Frist spokesman Bob Stevenson said that Alito "is a thoughtful mainstream conservative jurist who is well respected by his peers, by Democrats and Republicans alike."
Sucks when the Senate Majority leaders slips up and tells his Republican party activist cronies the truth...and then one of them goes straight to a reporter to talk about it, now doesn't it? Or perhaps this was a way for Frist to get in a premature gloat...and wouldn't it be funny if the Dems took that gloat and turned it into a reason to filibuster or something. Oh yeah. Hilarious.

So sad that Frist had to send his spokesman out to backpedal for him. Wonder how much of an earful he's gotten from Rove this morning, considering how choreographed the Alito nomination has been thus far in terms of non-statement statements. Now, if the Democrats can only take this ball and run with it all weekend on the talking head shows...