Putting a face on Congressional constipation


Tom Coburn.

Is this man fit to bring water to a dying Rachel Carson? Then why do we tolerate his snide remarks and blocking of a bill to honor her memory? Why do we allow him to defend racist murderers by blocking the Emmett Till law?

100 holds? The man has some obsession syndrome. Can he see a doctor?*

Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, profile at left, working a crossword puzzle at the hearing on the nomination of John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, profile at left, working a crossword puzzle at the hearing on the nomination of John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Perhaps Coburn could blame it all on his crossword addiction. Caught doing a crossword puzzle while presiding over the Senate, he came back to get caught doing a crossword at the nomination hearing for the Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, in 2005.

Tip of the old scrub brush to Leesburg Tomorrow. And thanks to Atrios for the Coburn photo.

* Yes, of course I know Coburn’s an M.D. That doesn’t make him immune to disorders, and especially it doesn’t mean he should eschew the advice of trained professionals and people who know. It’s time he stop stopping up the Senate.

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