Sunday, February 22, 2009

Wingnuts In High Places

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama)Richard Shelby, "sometimes known as Dick Shelby, is the senior U.S. Senator from Alabama. Originally elected to the Senate as a Democrat, Shelby switched to the Republican Party in 1994 when it gained the majority in Congress."

Okay, so Wikipedia lets us know he's a scumbag. What else?

Well, there's this: Steve Benen reports it appears that he's joined the Cult of the COLB.

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[Added] Ben Smith's post (via Steve's) has now been updated with a little blame for the newspaper that originally quoted him backpedaling.

[Update 2009-02-23 14:55] The paper reporting Shelby's COLB talk stands by its reporting. (via, via)

[Added] Here's an update, direct from the Cullman Times, the paper originally reporting.

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