Earlier today, liberal Democrat Lanny Davis affirmed that the substance of Sen. Ted Cruz’ (R-TX) inquiry into Chuck Hagel’s undisclosed source of income derived from various speeches was “absolutely correct.” He just quarreled with the way in which Cruz conducted his line of inquiry.
So, in keeping with Lanny Davis’ assertion, I would like to give Sen. Cruz a lesson in the acceptable way for a Senator to behave.
If you are Sen. Hillary Clinton, it is OK for you to tell a Four-Star General that he is a liar:
“I think that the reports that you provide to us really require a willing suspension of disbelief.”
If you are Sen. Teddy Kennedy, you can call the current Secretary of Defense a liar:
“The American people, I believe, deserve leadership worthy of the sacrifices that our fighting forces have made, and they deserve the real facts. I regret to say that I don’t believe that you have provided either.”
And if Sen. Cruz has it in him, he can channel old-school Teddy Kennedy and call a nominee to the Supreme Court a racist, a sexist, and a borderline fascist. You just need to say it the right way:
It is easy to conclude from the public record of Mr. Bork’s published views that he believes women and blacks are second-class citizens under the Constitution…
In Robert Bork’s America there is no room at the inn for blacks and no place in the Constitution for women.