Mulligans: At Tom DeLay trial, hammer nails himself
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].
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."
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.
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.
| November 18, 2010; 10:20 PM ET
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