March 24, 2008

WELL, HE HAS TO BE ABLE TO PRETEND TO HAVE DONE AT LEAST ONE THING IN HIS CAREER...:

Both Obama And Clinton Embellish Their Roles (Shailagh Murray and Jonathan Weisman, 3/24/08, Washington Post)

After weeks of arduous negotiations, on April 6, 2006, a bipartisan group of senators burst out of the "President's Room," just off the Senate chamber, with a deal on new immigration policy.

As the half-dozen senators -- including John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) -- headed to announce their plan, they met Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), who made a request common when Capitol Hill news conferences are in the offing: "Hey, guys, can I come along?" And when Obama went before the microphones, he was generous with his list of senators to congratulate -- a list that included himself.

"I want to cite Lindsey Graham, Sam Brownback, Mel Martinez, Ken Salazar, myself, Dick Durbin, Joe Lieberman . . . who've actually had to wake up early to try to hammer this stuff out," he said.

To Senate staff members, who had been arriving for 7 a.m. negotiating sessions for weeks, it was a galling moment.


...not that the Unifier managed to pass the legislation.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 24, 2008 7:03 AM
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