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Posted at 10:20 PM ET, 11/18/2010

Mulligans: At Tom DeLay trial, hammer nails himself

By Dana Milbank

Twitter followers of retiring Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) received a most unusual lame-duck tweet on Thursday from SenChrisDodd. There, next to a photo of Dodd shaking President Obama's hand, was the message, "U love torturing me w this [expletive]." The senator's office attributed this to a "technical mistake" and insisted that Dodd himself did not tweet this [expletive].

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Good thing Dodd doesn't live in China. There, the fiancée of a human rights activist was sentenced to a year in a labor camp for retweeting a single message. She says the message was a joke, but the authorities did not find amusing her use of the phrase "Charge, angry youth."

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In the Tom DeLay trial in Texas, the former House Republican whip's defense lawyer introduced DeLay's calendar into evidence to prove that DeLay did not meet with political aide Jim Ellis during a crucial period in 2002 when an alleged money laundering scheme occurred. But during cross-examination, prosecutors revealed that DeLay's lawyer had overlooked a meeting DeLay had with Ellis just two hours after Ellis received the $190,000 check used in the alleged scheme. "I just missed that one," DeLay's lawyer explained.

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Fox News boss Roger Ailes tells our former colleague Howie Kurtz of his thoughts on NPR executives: "They are, of course, Nazis. They have a kind of Nazi attitude. They are the left wing of Nazism." Ailes then apologized -- not to NPR but to the Anti-Defamation League.

By Dana Milbank  | November 18, 2010; 10:20 PM ET
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Dodd’s attempt to blame his staff for his potty-mouthed tweet is a pile of bulltweet! He obviously tweeted the tweet to the wrong account by mistake. The question is, WHO loves torturing him, and WHAT excrement was he referring to?

The criminal Chinese tweeter was charged with “disrupting social order.” That pretty much sums up Twitter, doesn’t it?

DeLay’s lawyer says he didn’t have time to fully examine the calendar. But he still deserves the mulligan for not asking to DeLay DeLay’s trial.

Jeez! What’s with all the Nazis at Fox News anyway? Even Rush Limbaugh is in on it. He famously labeled the feminist movement as “FemiNazis”. Maybe we should call the women at Fox News, “FoxyNazis”!

Posted by: divtune | November 19, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Dana: Your position at the top of the ComPost heap is secure after these two questions in the live Q&A today made my belly fat jiggle!
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Q. That Charlie Rangel handled his ethic trial badly.---
This is totally false. Rangel handled that affair with aplomb. You know it's a good day when your speech begins "I don't know how much longer I have to live ..." Now that's a lead Milbank!

Q. Alexandra The Great ---
Dana: At the end of last week's Q&A, Alex posted this "question`" after you left:
"Say Aye -- I vote that we give Alexandra her own chat ( The Petri Dish ? ) and that we post her picture on this one in place of that other guy -- all in favor ?"
AYE vey! Aren't you afraid that you'll end up as hummus on Petri's dish?

A. Dana Milbank writes:
As Charlie Rangel might say, "I don't know how much longer I have to live. . . "
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http://live.washingtonpost.com/compost-live-1119.html#question-11

Posted by: divtune | November 19, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Maybe someone can go on national TV and say Roger Ailes is a crack smoking pimp. The next day they could go back on the air and say, well maybe 'pimp' was too strong of a word and all would be forgiven.

Posted by: mg11231 | November 19, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

DeLay needs Cheryl Burke to help him dance his way out of this...

Posted by: jgmann | November 19, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

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