Monday, November 13, 2006

World Net Daily reports Snow pulls out Constitution as prop
Tells reporter he sees nothing there about 'party composition' of Senate

Posted: November 13, 2006
By Les Kinsolving

Presidential press secretary Tony Snow today pulled out a copy of the U.S. Constitution in hopes the document might help him answer a question from WND about whether or not Democrats can legally claim a majority in the U.S. Senate come January.
The spokesman was asked if legal action might ensue since Democrats in the new Congress will hold only 49 seats but still claim the majority because the two independents in the body – Rep. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut – say they will caucus with the Democrats.

"In the primary election in Connecticut, the Democratic Party, as you know, repudiated Senator Lieberman who went on to be the winner as an independent," noted WND. "And the Democratic Party did not even have a nominee for the U.S. Senate in Vermont. Yet, they are claiming these two winners helped them constitute a majority in the Senate. And my question, doesn't the president believe this 'Democrats claim everybody' theory should and could be tested in court?

Responded Snow: "Lester, as you know, when it comes to the organization of Congress, people get to decide with whom they will caucus. And the indications are that Bernard Sanders and Joe Lieberman would caucus with Democrats. This is not something subject to court order, it is their personal choice."

"How can the Democrats claim that they've got a majority if two of them were not elected as Democrats?" countered WND.

At that point, Snow pulled out a document, but reporters initially didn't know what it was.

"Is that Geneva Convention?" one reporter asked.

"I don't see anything here that has to do with party composition and the proper selection," Snow said, looking at the document.

"Is that Mao's Little Red Book?" another reporter suggested.

"Oh, watch it. This is the Constitution – with a flag on it," Snow revealed...

No comments: