Thursday, July 13, 2006

RSTDT Graham - Kyl fabrication flops in front of the the Supremes

Another entry in our series, Republicans say the darndest things, or RSTDT, as we will refer to it from now on.

The Charleston Post and Courier has this report.
Graham's faux debate
Supreme Court dismissed senator's fabricated exchange
The Post and Courier

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham may have a future as a fiction writer.

He's being accused of fabricating a Senate debate and sending it to the U.S. Supreme Court, which didn't think much of the work. The high court dismissed it.

At issue is an account of an exchange that Sens. Graham, R-S.C., and Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., wrote last year to be inserted into the Congressional Record...
Critics, meanwhile, called the Graham-Kyl account unethical.

John Dean, former counsel to President Richard Nixon, writing in the online legal journal FindLaw last week, said he had not seen "so blatant a ploy, or abuse of power, since Nixon's reign"...
Graham and Kyl submitted their Senate account in a "friend of the court" brief, in which the two lawmakers wanted to back the White House on keeping the military trial option.

The two attempted to make the dialogue - added to the Dec. 21, 2005, record - appear real.

Kyl, is quoted at one point as saying, "Mr. President, I see that we are nearing the end of our allotted time."

In another instance, Graham and Kyl inserted Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas in the fabricated Senate floor discussion, saying "If I might interrupt," according to published accounts of the comments.
"If I might interrupt..." GMAFB!

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* who is that bigamist?

* Ken Starr's Successor Is Busted for Stalking.

* what's new on the Grand Old Police Blotter?

* Did Porter Get his Pecker caught In Pokergate?

* An honest Republican

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