Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Quick Takes

  • Senator ‘Outraged by Outrage’ at Prison Abuse

    As others condemned the reported abuse of Iraqi prisoners, U.S. Sen. James Inhofe on Tuesday expressed outrage at the worldwide outrage over the treatment by American soldiers of those he called “terrorists” and “murderers.”

    “I’m probably not the only one up at this table that is more outraged by the outrage than we are by the treatment,” the Oklahoma Republican said at a U.S. Senate hearing probing the scandal.

    Inhofe is an idiot. To quote the immortal Hawkeye Pierce, “I’ll see your outrage and raise you two despises.”

  • Cheney Gets Good News from Heart Checkup

    Vice President Dick Cheney, who has a history of heart problems, underwent a regular cardiovascular checkup at a Washington hospital on Tuesday and later emerged with good news from his doctor, a spokesman said.

    Cheney, 63, spent part of the morning having an EKG, an echocardiogram and a stress test at George Washington University Medical Center. He resumed his regular duties before midday.

    “The vice president was told by his doctor that all the news was very good,” said Cheney spokesman Kevin Kellems.

    He actually has a heart? Could have fooled me; I thought Borgs had cybernetic implants.