Wed
Oct 30 2013
01:11 pm

Marsha Blackburn, patron saint of cheap highlights, clanging embarrassment to Tennessee politics, and heroine to functioning illiterates everywhere, testifies before Kathleen Sebelius (despite the formal arrangement to the contrary):

(link...)

If there was a code of honor among the bandits that occupy the seats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Madame Secretary would be afforded an apology and Ms. Blackburn given ample time in a public pillory as penance. That would at least have been more civil.

R. Neal's picture

We watched most of that. What

We watched most of the hearing. What a horror show. Sebelius is tough, though.

(Alexander called for her resignation yesterday on the floor of the Senate.)

R. Neal's picture

Oh, and... Solyndra!

Oh, and... Solyndra!

Min's picture

Yeesh.

Marsha Blackburn is a boil on the butt of Tennessee politics.

Andy Axel's picture

She's a fraud. Her manner is

She's a fraud. Her manner is a cross between guardhouse lawyer and carnival game operator, with about the same moral affect.

jmcnair's picture

She was

"one of the [insurance] industry’s go-to people in Congress when we needed a champion"

Wendell Potter

WhitesCreek's picture

Damn!

Marsha Blackburn, patron saint of cheap highlights, clanging embarrassment to Tennessee politics, and heroine to functioning illiterates everywhere

I wish I'd written that.

Andy Axel's picture

She found me in a charitable

She found me in a charitable mood this morning.

Factchecker's picture

Those who testify for these

Those who testify for these political witch hunts are in a no-win situation. The politicians are like the house in Vegas. It's rigged for them to always win what they want. Victims can only sound pushy or hostile if they try to make corrections or sound like they're equivocating in response to loaded questions. Fortunately, Sebelius obviously understood that and how to play the game. And it didn't hurt that she has about double Blackburn's IQ.

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