Cred And Circuses: Some Not So Deep Thoughts On The Hearing
Have been watching the Patraeus and Crocker hearings all morning. And a few thoughts have sprung to mind:
— Why does 6 minutes of questioning by Joe Lieberman seem like an eternity? Perhaps because his questions consist of "booga booga booga terra terra Iran Iran IRAN booga booga" with a periodic pause for finger-wagging smugness directed at critics of any portion of our policies in the region.
— Which leads to this question: why on earth is Lieberman given early or any rotation time on the Dem side of the aisle? Especially since, as Tom Ricks points out, the Dems on the committee seem to universally loathe him?
— Which Huckleberry Graham will show up today — the one who got pissy at the last hearing with witnesses, or the finger-wagging follow-up to Joe Lieberman’s support crew for the McCain campaign? Stay tuned, but I’m thinking it will be a carefully crafted mix to sustain his "I’m a seemingly independent Bush Administration toadying the line McCainiac" image. Anyone have seconds on those ribs?
— Jeff Sessions? Still has an annoying, nasal voice which is wholly unconvincing in its ass-kissery. Make it stop.