Thursday, May 7, 2015

Jim Wright, a former...

...Democratic speaker of the House, died at age 92. From his obit in the Times (my emphasis):

Speaking of Mr. Wright, Representative Dick Cheney of Wyoming, then the third-ranking House Republican, told an interviewer: “He’s a heavy-handed son of a bitch, and he doesn’t know any other way of operating, and he will do anything he can to win at any price, including ignoring the rules, bending the rules, writing rules, denying the House the opportunity to work its will. It brings disrespect to the House itself. There’s no sense of comity left.”

Wow. How big of an asshole would you have to be for Dick Cheney to say that?

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