You have just got to love Brit Hume over at the Fox News Channel. I mean, he is both a real reporter in Washington, not a flunky like, oh say David Gregory at NBC, and analyst.
Last week on one of his Special Report roundtables on FNC, he said the following regarding another diatribe from congressman John Murtha (D-Penn) regarding the Iraq situation:
"That soundbite you played from John Murtha suggests that it's time a few things be said about him. Even the Washington Post noted that he didn't seem particulary well informed about what's going on over there, to say the least. Look, this man has tremendous cache among House Democrats, but this guy is long past the day when he had anything but the foggiest awareness of what the heck is going on in the world."
Way to go Brit! It is about time someone other than talk radio or conservative commentators tell the truth about this bore.
This Murtha is a case study in why term limits are needed. He has been around the House since 1978. He won his seat due to his service in Vietnam, the favorite war of the Democrats because we lost.
He came this close to being indicted in a bribery scandal in the early 1980s
Like so many Kerry Democrats, he first voted to authorize the president to send troops to Iraq, but went against it when the polls of the American people went south. He is finding any way to cut money off of the Iraq mission which would in fact force the president to bring the troops home and insure defeat.
Murtha is in short, a moron. But one who has been around Washington a long time and may make his mark cutting the money for the mission.
It will take more than Brit Hume to point out that this is not the Dems best spokesman on the anti-war effort.
Thanks to Laura Ingraham who had this as her "Soundbite of the week" (www.lauraingraham.com).