Bill "Hello Kitty" Frist, affronted, gets his knickers in a twist!
The move caught the chamber's GOP leadership by surprise, and Frist said Democrats had "hijacked" the Senate with a "pure stunt."
"In recent history, this just hasn't been done. And this lack of respect, the lack of Civility is a real affront," Frist said.
He said Rule 21 had been invoked only rarely and with "mutual conversation" between the leaders of both parties.
"This is an affront to me personally," he said. "This is an affront to our leadership. It is an affront to the United States of America, and it is wrong."
My goodness, Senator Frist! You know, personally, I get affronted when the Republicans set up a disinformation campaign to stampede the country into a preemptive war, based on crudely forged documents from Berlusconi's intelligence service.
Are you affronted yet, Senator Frist?
Then, the Republicans cherrypick the intel, discard anything that isn't either the product of their disinformation campaign, or doesn't fit in with their think tank-proven talking points.
Now, are you affronted?
So, the Republicans take us into the war, and as it turns out, none of the reasons they gave to justify the war are true. Not one single one. Nada, zip, zilch, zero.
Still not affronted?
And then, the Republicans blame the intelligence agencies for the failures--when the Repubublicans cherrypicked the intelligence they wanted!
After that, when Joe Wilson threatens to blow the disinformation campaign, the Republicans out his wife, an undercover agent.
After that, the Republicans promise to investigate the "intelligence [cough] failure," do nothing 'til after the [cough] election, and finally try to bury the investigation entirely. And that's where we stood until today, when Reid called bullshit on them.
Senator Frist is a hard man to affront. Lies don't do it, wars don't do it, wars based on lies don't do it, coverups don't do it, and treason doesn't do it.
But apparently Senator Frist is affronted when he gets outmaneuvered on the Senate floor.
Gosh, sorry. We had no idea.
NOTE "Hello Kitty" because Senator Frist, as a medical student, made a practice of trapping and dissecting stray kittens.