May 07, 2004

Can Rumsfeld Be Effective?

This was just asked of Rumsfeld by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R - S. Carolina).

"Well, let's see: I already forgot part of my testimony at home. Other than that? Way effective!"

That wasn't his answer, obviously. He said (paraphrase), "If I thought I could not be effective, I'd resign in a minute."

It's an answer in the spirit of the fabled Rumsfeld directness, but I'm not sure it was the most well-considered response.

By the way, I burnt the portabellos. Also, is it just me, or does Sen. Graham look about 12 in that photo on his page?

He doesn't look very much older on television. I wouldn't let him into an R-rated movie.

Posted by Ilyka at May 7, 2004 06:52 PM in news

Botox and skin peels. He's actually a contemporary of Strom Thurmond.

Posted by: Jim at May 7, 2004 07:04 PM

Did you catch the Hillary statement referring to this after the testimony?
Something along the lines of "It's good he's considering his effectiveness [...] yes, I'd agree his effectiveness is now in question"

razor sharp sleaze, served up by NPR - only heard it once on the All Things considered Hourly News segment - they've changed the story lineup for what's on the website - it ain't there.

Posted by: Wind Rider at May 7, 2004 10:55 PM