Saturday, April 10, 2010

Tom Coburn Jumps the Shark

Coburn WTF
He went on to bash Fox, saying, "Don't catch yourself being biased by Fox News that somebody is no good, the people in Washington are good, they just don't know what they don't know."

According to the Senator, constituents should balance Fox with CNN, because it's unhealthy to get the news from one source.  He, himself, reads two newspapers, the New York Times and the Washington Post, because listening to both sides puts things in context, and knowing different views "makes you a better person." 

A better person?  If the Times improves character, may I suggest porn to enhance Bible study.  Coburn sounds like a camp counselor who's spent too much time at a yoga retreat. To know thy enemy is good, but recognize one thing: they are the enemy. 
[Coburn bashes Fox, praises Pelosi].

Boned Jello

The last Senator to go from staunchly reliable conservative to numbfuk, in one heartbeat, was Orrin Hatch in 1993. As chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and to the complete dismay of conservatives, he turned a blind eye to trashy Clinton nominees coming before his committee, and none were trashier than  Janet Reno.  Hatch refused to hear from any witnesses lined up to testify about Reno's misconduct as Miami's state's attorney, and likety-split she was A/G.  

A little later, I read a small news item about the justice department dropping its probe of Senator Hatch's involvement in the BCCI scandal.  Huh?  I had no idea he was even being probed.  Prolly nobody did, because it was announced by the Clinton DOJ on the very day of his inauguration, Jan 20, 1993.  (In 2001 Hatch admitted to "shielding Reno from right -wing confirmation critics. )  There were other rumors circulating about, but I've always believed that Hatch made that deal with the devil over BCCI.

Now we have Coburn.  Read the whole article [Coburn bashes Fox, praises Pelosi].  I can think of but 5 reasons for his statements.  In the order of their likelihood:
  1. He's bored being a Senator  (but likes being a prince).
  2. He's having an affair with a sophisticated eastern liberal
  3. Had just popped some Ecstasy
  4. Has some enmity for fellow Sen. Inhofe, and is lashing out
  5. He never read his own book .
Whatever the reason, Dr. Coburn has clearly jumped the shark.  Sigh.


BobG said...

"He, himself, reads two newspapers, the New York Times and the Washington Post, because listening to both sides puts things in context, and knowing different views "makes you a better person.""

Since when were those two papers on opposite sides? Both are liberal.

Anonymous said...

If this is our staunch conservative, then it's clear that they ALL have to go. Totally out of touch with mainstream (yes, mainstream) Americans. Nothing short of complete House and Senate cleansing will do in these treacherous times. If not the ballot box, then our only option will be the cartridge box. Not especially looking forward to it, but the future of my progeny will depend on what I do.

Chuck from Tacoma said...

They have pictures of him naked with little boys. I can see no other reason.

Anonymous said...

Coburn has been drinking that Inside the Beltway Kool-aid.
He read the NY Times AND the Washington Post for differnt perspectives.
Like listening to NPR and Radio Pacifica for differnt perspectives...

Orin Hatch: bought and paid for by Novell Corp (among others)

Juice said...

Chuck from Tacoma~
Right-on!! Exactly what we suspect any time a politician suddenly flips a biatch. Gots to be. At any rate, they can no longer be trusted.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

The pictures were one of the rumors going around about Hatch; such was the confusion at the time. Didn't make sense. He then later became great pals with Ted. Oink.

Merrily said...

So disappointed. But OK has many outstanding conservatives who will gladly take his place and many more voters who will let them.

DougT said...

Dr. Coburn also said he eats a balanced breakfast every morning, consisting of both frosted and unfrosted Pop Tarts.

Gayle Miller said...

There's a reason the WaPo is called "Pravda on the Potomac" and it is hardly a counterbalance to the NY Fish Wrapper! Now if Dr. Coburn read the Washington Times - he'd garner a slight amount of credibility with me!

Anonymous said...

"they just don't know what they don't know"

so yer sayin' Rummy was right?
[unnown unknowns, etc.]


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