Monday, February 23, 2009

Retro Garlic: Bill Frist's Intern

We thought there had been only one doctor in the Senate.

Little did we know ...

Bunning: Justice Ginsberg likely will be dead in 9 months

U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning predicted over the weekend that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would likely be dead from pancreatic cancer within nine months.

During a wide-ranging 30-minute speech on Saturday at the Hardin County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner, Bunning said he supports conservative judges "and that's going to be in place very shortly because Ruth Bader Ginsburg … has cancer."

"Bad cancer. The kind that you don't get better from," he told a crowd of about 100 at the old State Theater.

"Even though she was operated on, usually, nine months is the longest that anybody would live after (being diagnosed) with pancreatic cancer," he said.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Justice Ginsberg was diagnosed, and underwent surgery, for pancreatic cancer.

Bunning, today, apparently pulled his head out of his ass, just far enough, to issue the requiste apology.

Steve Benen, over on Washington Monthy, offered up what should have been obvious to Bunning;
Note to Bunning: better to remain silent and be thought a fool than speak and remove all doubt.

The Retro Part

Frist Concurs With Vatican Diagnosis ... Viewed Videotape of Papal Apartment For Hours

Frist Distances Himself From Gitmo MD's ... Ethical Issues Reveled; Frist Says He's Never Made Exam or Viewed Tape

Bonus Bunning Bonehead Buffoonery

Jill from Brilliant at Breakfast: Nice. Real nice. Meet your soulless Republicans

Kathy at Comments from Left Field: Classless, Callous, and Stupid

Melissa McEwan: In the Grand Republican Tradition...

Jane Hamsher: High, Hard One or Low Blow? Jim Bunning Puts Justice Ginsburg in the Ground for Twenty-Five Bucks

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