February 11, 2006

On MTP today, Pat whipped a bottle and said he needed to take a dose of "memory pills" after Tim asked him why they didn't they go to Congress and change the statute to allow for new activity in the warrantless wiretapping.

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Pat is so partisan that two potential witnesses during the Sen. Shelby-NSA leak investigation wouldn't testify because Roberts wouldn't recuse himself. As The Hill reported:

"The pace has been slowed by difficulties obtaining information, difficulties created partly by Sen. Pat Roberts's (R-Kan.) decision not to recuse himself from the case, the source said. The investigation has been conducted "off and on" for six months...One reason the investigation has dragged on is because Roberts's continued participation has chilled the cooperation of witnesses."

This investigation was barely reported on by the traditional media, but would have caused serious problems for Shelby and Republicans.

(Update):Arianna has her new Russert Watch posted.

"Today's Meet the Press featured an older male Senator hawking a bottle of pills. And no, these weren't little blue pills, and no, it wasn't Senator Bob Dole. It was another senator from Kansas, Sen. Pat Roberts, who, I kid you not, tried to make a point about the NSA scandal to his fellow panelists -- former Senator Tom Daschle, Rep...read on"

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