Heard this on “All Things Considered” a couple of evenings ago, and had to smile. Even though I don’t normally do a “Quote of the Week,” I’ll make an exception in this case:
Senator DICK DURBIN (Democrat, Illinois): I have in my hand a smoking tweet.[…]
(Soundbite of laughter)
Sen. DURBIN: […] From Senator Jim DeMint – tweeted the following: if Reid won’t slow down this debate, we will do it for him. End of tweet.
Anyway, as you see, our junior senator (he of the “Waterloo” remark) continues to approach serious public policy from the destructive perspective of “What can we do to make those guys on the other side LOSE, no matter what?”
By the way, here you will find the tweet in question. You’ll note that Jim also wrote, “ I’m glad Sen. Durbin reads Twitter but he should be reading the bill,” and, showing that he has a sense of humor, which is laudable, he added, to CNN’s Rick Sanchez: “And by the way, smoking tweets has been banned in the Capitol.”