Monday, January 24, 2005

Barbara Boxer: Whiner

Barbara Boxer feels Condoleezza Rice "attacked" her, not the other way around:

"She turned and attacked me," the California Democrat told CNN's "Late Edition" in describing the confrontation during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing.

"I gave Dr. Rice many opportunities to address specific issues. Instead, she said I was impugning her integrity," Mrs. Boxer said.

Why did Rice feel Boxer was impugning her integrity? Perhaps because Boxer said (among other nasty things) the following:
And I personally believe -- this is my personal view -- that your loyalty to the mission you were given, to sell this war, overwhelmed your respect for the truth. And I don't say it lightly. . . .

And I will be placing into the record a number of such statements you made which have not been consistent with the facts. . . .

So here you are, first contradicting the president and then contradicting yourself. So it's hard to even ask you a question about this, because you are on the record basically taking two sides of an issue. . . . [And it was hard for her to ask a question, seeing as how she ran through her allotted time before ever getting a question out . . .]

But again, I just feel, you quote President Bush when it suits you, but you contradicted him when he said, "Yes, Saddam could have a nuclear weapon in less than a year." You go on television, nine months later, and said, "Nobody ever said it was going to be." . . . . Well, if you can't admit to this mistake, I hope that you will rethink it.

Do you see any attacks there?

Making matters worse, as we have previously observed, Boxer was lying herself, even as she accused Rice of lying.

And now, by portraying herself as the one who was attacked, Boxer is being dishonest yet again. It appears that, for Barbara Boxer, dishonesty is habitual.

All this comes via Captain Ed, who has several excellent observations.

But all of the above mentioned comes from Patterico who also has excellent observations.

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