Thursday, November 08, 2007

We didn't say it

Sensenbrenner "is your basic Fat Evil Prick. . . . He has the requisite moist-with-sweat pink neck, the dour expression, the penchant for pointless bile and vengefulness."
Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone did in his new book, Smells Like Dead Elephants: Dispatches From a Rotting Empire.

Baltimore City Paper has more.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Chilly reception at hearing on warming

From Gristmills, a self-described "blogful of leafy green commentary," an offshoot of Grist, the online environmental magazine:
So, the field hearing of the House global warming committee is just getting underway. I was chatting with Rep. Jay Inslee a few minutes ago, when a burly, ruddy-faced man tried to get past us. Inslee said, "Jim, this is David Roberts, he runs a blog with lots of environmental stuff of interest, you might want to check it out." The man scowled, grunted, and kept going.

I was puzzled, until I saw him sit down behind a nameplate: "U.S. Representative Sensenbrenner."