Senator Whiny Allard to Retract His Comments?
by Matt Stoller, Tue Mar 14, 2006 at 12:38:22 PM EST
I just spoke to a staffer in Allard's office.
I asked if Allard was saying that Feingold is "traitor," or that he is guilty of "treason."
I was told the senator had not made that remark.
I then quoted the senator's actual remarks to the staffer, and the staffer suggested the senator would be issuing a clarification of his statment later today.
I remarked that this would be a good idea, because the stament as it stand clealry carries an allegation of treason, and if that is the senator's intent, then he should say it clearly and proceed with full scale charges of treason. If not, then an apology is in order. I suggested senator Allard "crap or get off the pot."
The staffer then asked for my name again and place of residence.
Niceties exchanged by way of conversational conclusion. All very polite.
Interesting. If this is true, I have to commend Senator Allard for retracting his cowardly statements about Senator Feingold. Being strong enough to admit that he's wrong is a good thing. It's very, well, 'Democratic' of him. Still, I'm not holding my breath on this one until I see an actual 'clarification'.