From Media Matters:
On The Situation Room, House Minority Leader John Boehner stated: “We need to continue our effort here [in Iraq] because, Wolf, long term, the investment that we’re making today will be a small price if we’re able to stop Al Qaeda here, if we’re able to stabilize the Middle East, it’s not only going to be a small price for the near future, but think about the future for our kids and their kids.”
Original DVD cover.
The ever astute Wolfie Blitzer let the answer slide and only followed up with some blah-blah-blah about how General Petraeus’s testimony would affect the elections. (you can see the clip and the transcript at the Media Matters link). The the tubes of the internets got all heated up. Several liberal blogs, the Democratic National Committee, and even nasty old John McCain weighed in on the remark with, “Whaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh?”
Well, finally CNN realized that something must have happened, because Suzanne Malveaux, filling in for Wolfie, discussed the remark and the resulting criticism with internets
spokesmodel reporter Abbi Tatton.
Also from Media Matters (but a new one, so click on the link, dammit!):
TATTON: That video now reposted on liberal blogs, “a small price” the words they’re zeroing in on. Democrats are demanding Congressman Boehner apologize. Sen. John Kerry writes online: “That comment was stunningly cavalier.” Howard Dean, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, called it deplorable. And now Republican Sen. John McCain has weighed in, saying Boehner ought to retract it.
Congressman Boehner’s spokesman said in a statement the congressman was referring to the amount of money spent in Iraq, adding “there isn’t a member of Congress that appreciates the sacrifice of our troops more than Mr. Boehner.”
3 responses to “Slashing Prices”
Those photos of Boehner would make good mug shots. Republicans always cry the most, when they are caught. That phoney is paying no cost. Big man, war business supporter, “fight them over there…”, small price when other people’s children are doing the dying.
Just want to see if this comment will register on the counter, the first one doesn’t look like it did. Something is whack with my computer, lately.
hey, fotc 😀 !
let’s save the cops some work and just throw one of those measuring walls behind old boner and put the little name and number nameplate in front of him!
i don’t know if it is your computer that is whack or if it is wordpress. it was doing all kinds of odd things last night.