Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Harkin Backs Feingold's Censure Effort

Harkin Backs Feingold's Censure Effort

As we said in 1991, give `em hell, Harkin:

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) "has become the first co-sponsor to Sen. Russ Feingold’s (D-WI) controversial resolution to censure President Bush for authorizing an allegedly illegal domestic surveillance program," Roll Call reports.

Said Harkin: "I think it makes sense. ... Quite frankly, I think we ought to have a full-fledged debate on this."

Reminds me of my radio days: "Quite frankly" is Tom Harrkin's vocalized pause. Sounds better than "um..." or the "er" that Grassley uses. Once when I was editing down an interview I took all the Quite Franklys that I cut for time and spliced them - physically, with razor blases and tape, no digital editing way back then - into one long quote:

Quite frankly, and again, as I said before, quite frankly...

Anyway, at the moment I'm really proud of my senior senator.

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