Christ. It can be none too soon.
Don't we have another senator
? Can't we give half of Frist's evil bullshitting ways to him? Let's spread out the evil bullshit. On some days, let's let Frist be the nincompoop who insults every institution of higher learning in Tennessee by complaining that no one teaches about country music* and Lamar Alexander can be the evil son of a bitch undermining our democracy.
Check out Glenn Greenwald's
look at Frist's threat to reorganize the Intelligence Committee because he's
an evil sycophant who cannot put the good of the country ahead of his every misguided attempt to keep power
"increasingly concerned that the Senate Intelligence Committee is unable to its critically important oversight and threat assessment responsibilities due to stifling partisanship that is exhibited by repeated calls by Democrats on the Committee to conduct politically-motivated investigations."
Even though it's clear that Gonzales lied to Congress about the activities of the NSA and even though it's clear that the majority of Americans would like somebody, anybody, to make sure that what the President is doing is legal, Frist is reframing this as Democratic belly-aching.
Please, Frist, as one of your constituents, I'm begging you, look into your heart and ask yourself whether you really think what you're doing is for the good of the country. I know you have some problems always figuring out what the right thing to do in any situation is, so let me remind you what Jesus** said: Treat other people how you want to be treated.
Would you like it if someone took your kitten and hacked it open to see how it worked inside after they'd promised you they were going to keep it as a pet? Would you like it if someone passed legislation forbidding you from honoring your wife's wishes? Would you like it if a Democratic President and Congress did all they could to ignore the Constitution in order to consolidate power?
No, you would not.
So, stop doing it yourself, jackass.
(Hat tip to Andrew Sullivan
*Yes, it was a long time ago. No, I can't get over it.
If Vanderbilt University is such a center of literary criticism, then why has Vanderbilt not done more about the literature that is country music? Or why does Belmont University in Nashville or the University of Tennessee or University of Memphis not do it?
Unbelievable. Does no one in Alexander's office know how to use Google? Anyway...
**You may have heard of him briefly while you were busy attending that giant political rally over at Two Rivers Baptist Church, but in case you haven't, the original Baptist was this crazy dude named John and Jesus was his wise hippy cousin. They were in a gang (hence the awesome nicknames-- "John the Baptist," "The Son of God," "Doubting Thomas," "The Rock," etc.) , but, due to the intervention of the state, they were reformed. And now they have the franchise rights to most of the houses of worship in this country.