Sunday, June 11, 2006


Curt Weldon: Congressman from Area 51

Ever since Bob Dornan left the Congress to return to domestic bliss, there has been no one to fulfill the role of Court Ape, Jester, and Buffoon, a vital role in a town so involved in the grim business of war. And so arose a man to meet the need. Meet Curt Weldon of Thornbury, Pennsylvania: "I think the jury is still out on WMD," said Weldon, who also believes Saddam Hussein may have smuggled the weapons to Syria with Russian assistance prior to the March 2003 invasion. Not to be outdone, Weldon's campaign manager accused his opponent, Admiral Joe Sestak of one of the most implausible bits of extortion ever alleged: Weldon campaign chairman Michael Puppio said Sestak should take responsibility for what he said was a scheme to funnel $100,000 from Enron Corp. to the Democratic National Committee by threatening in 1995 to cut off U.S. aid to Mozambique if the African nation refused to let Enron develop its natural gas fields. We have had many special counsels and congressional committees troll through every allegation against the Clintons. I believe this one is completely new. But in Area 51, anything is possible. (via Josh Marshall, of course.)
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