Yesterday I asserted that Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin made up the charge that a Republican leader told President Obama in a meeting during the shutdown: “I cannot even stand to look at you.” Durbin himself did not attend the meeting at which the offending statement was supposedly made and the White House itself pulled the rug out from Senator Durbin.
In Durbin’s hometown newspaper, John Kass isn’t buying it. Kass observes:
Durbin tried to use something that didn’t happen to manufacture anger in a fundraising letter. He not only baited his own hook, he swallowed it whole like a bullhead in some Illinois pond. Then Durbin started wiggling and the White House, taking pity on Sen. Bullhead, cut the slimly fish loose so he could swim free once again in the muddy fundraising waters.
Kass brings the requisite cynicism to the table. He remains a Durbin makes-stuff-up guy, and he should know. Kass thinks the White House fell on its sword for the biggest Dick of all.