Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Who's uncivil now, bitch?

During John Roberts's prior confirmation hearing, the following exchange occurred between Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.):
"Some [of his questions] I totally disagree with," Hatch of Utah said. "Some I think are dumbass questions, between you and me. I am not kidding you. I mean, as much as I love and respect you, I just think that's true."
A stunned Schumer asked if he heard the chairman correctly, to which Hatch said yes. Again, Schumer asked Hatch if he would like to "revise and extend his remark," congressional speak for change his mind.
A former trial attorney, Hatch replied: "No, I am going to keep it exactly the way it is. I mean, I hate to say it. I mean, I feel badly saying it between you and me. But I do know dumbass questions when I see dumbass questions."
Quoting an article from Fox News. (I know, sorry.) Dumbassery also duly noted at How Appealing.

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