Saturday, July 18, 2009
Thoughts on Senate hearings
A pair of letter writers in today’s Star Tribune chastised our senators Klobuchar and Franken for their lighter comments and comedic touches during the Sotomayor confirmation hearings, implying that acting like a comedian or recounting a casual conversation with the nominee’s mother was some kind of disgrace. I think we can be proud that our senators’ conversations were in stark contrast to the irrelevant long winded pontifications of the self impressed southern and assorted Republican senators on the committee. If there were ever a place where a little levity and comfortable banter should be welcome, it would be in the midst of this phony interrogation. Wasted time and nonsensical inquiry were otherwise the rule of the days.