Friday was an interesting day in the House of Representatives. That's putting it mildly. At one point shortly before 4 p.m. Central, the House was in open revolt, with Democrats screaming in protest at an Ohio congresswoman who dissed Democratic Rep. Jack Murtha of Pennsylvania as a "coward."
The congresswoman, Jean Schmidt, claimed she was quoting a Marine colonel. Tell it to the Marines, Ms. Schmidt.
Democrats got Schmidt to withdraw her comments, but as she swallowed the mic and attempted to outshout the outraged Dems, Schmidt outed herself as a hateful climber who didn't seemingly care that Murtha was a decorated war veteran.
Later, on CNN's "Situation Room," Wolf Blitzer interviewed Rep. Roy Blunt, the acting majority leader and southwest Missouri's congressman. Shockingly, Blunt said Murtha, while a fine public servant, was sending his "message through al-Jazeera."
With more shock we saw Blitzer challenge Blunt, telling him Murtha's opinion was on the front page of the Washington Post, the New York Times, "even your hometown newspaper in Missouri." 'Bout time Wolf found his testicles.
And shame on Roy Blunt. Disagreeing with his colleague Murtha is fine. Saying a decorated war vet is sending a "message through al-Jazeera" -- well, that's nothing but slime, the sort produced by slugs.