He’s not sleeping, he’s just resting his brain

From THE WALL STREET JOURNAL:

The relatively quick arrest in the botched May 1 Times Square bombing temporarily quieted the political sparring over national security policies.

But the cease-fire has now ended. Missouri Sen. Kit Bond, the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, says he doesn’t yet buy the Obama administration’s claim that the alleged bomber, Faisal Shahzad, was trained, directed and likely financed by Pakistani Taliban militants.


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Attorney General Eric Holder, said in televised interviews Sunday that Shahzad, a 30-year-old Pakistani-born American, was working at the direction of the group known as Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan.

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Bond emerged Tuesday from a briefing arranged by the Justice Department for members of the intelligence panel and said he’s “not convinced by the information I’ve seen so far that there was adequate confirmable intelligence” to make the Pakistani Taliban connection.

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One person who was in the room for Tuesday’s intelligence briefing said Bond appeared to fall asleep for 10 to 15 minutes, but that he and other senators had spirited exchanges with the briefers. Among those there to answer questions were top officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Justice Department and the National Counterterrorism Center.

A Bond spokeswoman, referring to the claim Bond had fallen asleep during the Tuesday meeting, said: “Resorting to baseless personal attacks clearly shows Senator Bond touched a nerve and raised questions someone doesn’t want asked.”

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) also weighed in, saying he sat beside Bond during the briefing, and “I can tell you he was awake.” Hatch said that sometimes the lights in the room are so bright “you have to rest your eyes for a bit; you get light burn.”

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California Democrat Dianne Feinstein, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, differed in her assessment of the briefing, saying she saw “high likelihood” of interactions between Shahzad and the Pakistani group.

Bond isn’t backing down. In an interview Wednesday on MSNBC, he compared Holder’s comments on the Times Square-Pakistan link to the Bush administration’s use of inaccurate intelligence about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction to make the case for the 2003 Iraq invasion.

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19 responses to “He’s not sleeping, he’s just resting his brain

  1. writechic

    Can you imagine sleeping through a meeting like that!!! Kit Bond probably wipes his butt with $100 bills. So, he wasn’t impressed with the $15K contribution from the Taliban.

    The lack of sophistication, the small amount of money, hopefully means terrorist organizations are on their knees.

    • the name is bond, kit bon…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    • oops, sorry, my eyes were getting lightburn. the bottom line is that the old fart doesn’t want to admit that the obama administration stopped a really bad guy who, although a shmuck, had ties to other bad guys in pakistan. that makes the arrest much more impressive, so bond, kit bon…zzzzzzzzz

      crap! sorry, i dropped off again. i was going to say that he has to denigrate it as much as possible, as well as pooping on the AG.

      • writechic

        I waszzz-z-z-z- trying to figure out why Bond iszzz-z-z-zn’t taking this seriously. I guess that’s the default position for Republicans.

        • maybe next time, they can put the information on the backzzz-zzz of bond, kit bon-zzzzzzzzz…sorry, on the backzzz-zzz of his eyelidzzz-zzz, where he’ll see it.

  2. Awesome cover! And “Paramount Stupidity”
    HAHAHA!

  3. This whole plot reminds me of the old Doc in Back to the Future selling those Lybians an A-bomb made of old pinball machine parts. It’s a wonder it took the cops two days to follow the clown shoe footprints to his front door and enter using his own housekey! We need Neon Vincent to apply his science learning to this for a critique. Lets see: You duct tape a dozen sparklers around a giant married man size can of PussyWhip (do NOT use the 12oz bachelor size) The tube of Mentos suspended over a carton of open store brand 3 liter cream soda had a kink in the string? The potting soil wasn’t the highest quality? We need answers now! Does this mean my name goes on a list??

  4. They are trippin’ the light fantastic!
    How do we know Orrin Hatch was awake???

  5. Since Bondzzzz is, unfortunately for me, my senator.. and I really don’t usually claim him, I have to speak in his defense… well sorta…lol

    He probably was sleeping off his latest drunk.. he is well known for being drunk most of the time and is a known alcoholic… So, instead of being asleep, he was probably passed out.. especially if this happened after his lunch of drinks… lol

    • oooh! i love gossip! so ol’ kit bon-zzz-zzz-zz is a lush, huh? that’s why orrin was so quick to defend him with a lame excuse. it’s probably not the first time he’s dozed off. no wonder he wants more ethanol plants. 😉

  6. bond is an alcoholic. i while i do have compassion for those with an addiction – i have zero compassion for Kit Bond. thankfully he is leaving the senate.

    remember when cheney fell asleep?

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