Thursday, July 28, 2005
Empty Suit Thursday: Award winning hackery
(R-MN) won a lame award
week. He's the national "Righty of the Week" for his pursuit
of the oil for food investigation (which seems dead in
the water for now) and for his defense of Karl Rove
(which is as shameful as it is opportunistic). Here are the
rest of this week's Smilin' Norm low lights:
- Because 6
stem cell bills aren't enough, Coleman
introduced his own stem cell legislation. Coleman opposed
stem cell research as a candidate, but favors it now. MN
Publius sees Coleman's move as part of a trend of
Minnesota Republicans distancing themselves from Bush.
- Clever Peasantry points
out that Coleman was officially undecided about his stem
cell position on July 6. Sometime after July 6, Coleman
realized that the tragic death of two of his children years
earlier changed his position
on stem cell research in the last fortnight. Coleman's
pain is undoubtedly real, but he has politicized
his personal tragedy before.
- Smilin' Norm made a funny
to Hugo Chavez. Coleman should let Al Franken tell the jokes
from here on out.
Week magazine reminds us that the sugar protections
Coleman brags about are promises easily broken.