They stuck together through the veto. Now what? Inside party plans for the next phase of the battle with Bush over Iraq. Keep an eye on YouTube.--Texas Republican Louie Gohmert is famous on the Internet for saying we’d all be speaking Japanese or German if an anti-war Democrat like John Murtha had been in Congress during World War II. Murtha, a gruff ex-Marine who served in Korea and Vietnam, was on the House floor when Gohmert made his remark. Was the gentleman from Texas at Normandy, Vietnam, Murtha jabbed. The answer was no. What about Iraq? “I’ve been over there,” Gohmert replied, “but I wasn’t fighting.”Howie P.S.: This morning's NY Times article, "Democrats’ Proposals Complicate Deal on Iraq Bill" has a different story line. Off topic:
“Suits on the ground,” Murtha harrumphed.
The question now is whether the Democrats can stay in lockstep in pressuring Bush in the next phase of the political war over the war.
Barack Obama and John Kerry having dinner Tuesday night at the Four Seasons Hotel. The two senators, both in navy blue suits, spent three congenial hours together. Obama ate hamachi salad and scallops; Kerry had the octopus salad and striped bass. (WaPo)