Things I thought I would never see:
1. James Sensenbrenner accusing Alberto Gonzales of stalling.
Earlier Thursday, the Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee pointedly criticized Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for “stonewalling” by refusing to answer questions about the warrantless eavesdropping program.
Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., said Gonzales was frustrating his panel’s oversight of the Justice Department and the controversial surveillance by declining to provide information about how the program is reviewed inside the administration and by whom.
“How can we discharge our oversight if, every time we ask a pointed question, we’re told the program is classified?” Sensenbrenner asked Gonzales near the start of a lengthy hearing on the department’s activities. “I think that … is stonewalling.”
2. Jeb Bush publicly criticizing Katherine Harris.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Gov. Jeb Bush complained Thursday that Katherine Harris has made her struggling Senate campaign about herself instead of the record of the Democratic incumbent.
“I am the party leader. I’ve got concerns,” the governor said in response to a reporter’s question. “The campaign can’t be about her. It has to be about Bill Nelson and the future of our state and so far, she asked my advice and I gave her that exact advice and it’s gotten worse since.”
Asked if the issues surrounding Harris’ campaign have made it difficult for Republicans to win the race in November, Bush said, “You’re right.”
3. Jerry Falwell admits he was wrong.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (BS) — Television evangelist and Religious Right leader Jerry Falwell shocked his followers Wednesday when he announced, that in light of the discovery of fossils of a 375 million-year-old fish providing the long sought after missing link, he has reconsidered his position on evolution. “Clearly,” Falwell said, “we were wrong and Darwin was right.”
Okay, so I was kidding on the last one. Still, there seems to be something in the air.