Thursday, September 15, 2005
Smilin' Norm Coleman: Shame me twice
(R-MN) is never shy about tooting his own horn.
After calling himself a 99%
over the late Paul Wellstone, he now says this
You know, if Tim Pawlenty or Norm Coleman were mayor, I think there would have been a little more confidence in the part of people of the governmental response [to Hurricane Katrina].
The man has no shame. And he doesn't learn from his mistakes. He should be president! The rest of Empty Suit Thursday...
- Smilin' Norm also said "Let's get the politics out of
this." Smilin' Norm won't point a finger, unless
it's at a Democrat: "The leadership starts at the local
level. I didn't see the local mayor. I didn't hear from the
mayor." Norm followed up by saying, "We've got to
stop politicizing this. Unfortunately, that is what the
other side is doing." No shame. By the by,
Smilin' Norm was commending
the federal response back on September 1. We need
Smilin' Norm collectible cards, one for each new
position Coleman takes. The feds are doing a good job! It's
the mayor's fault! Let's not politicize this! The Democrats
are politicizing this! Collect them all!
- In response to Katrina, Smilin' Norm wants to relax gift
tax rules to encourage charitable
giving. He also wants to repeal the estate tax, which
will discourage charitable giving. Yet another Coleman
- The latest Volcker
reports on the Oil for Food program were critical of Kofi
Annan, but didn't find evidence to demonstrate that he knew
of his son's involvement in any contracts. Never one to let a
few bad facts get in the way, Coleman again called for Annan
to resign. The British and American
governments have publicly expressed support for Annan.
Coleman's getting awfully lonely in his Quixotic attempt to
punish Annan for opposing the invasion of Iraq.
- Al Franken waived
part of his salary to help make sure a local Boys and
Girls club received money that appears to have been stolen
from them. Of course, that's not quite how
the right wing sees it.