Tagging Along…

It was announced yesterday that U.S. Senators Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Jack Reed, D-R.I., were heading to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen on a Congressional Delegation (CODEL) trip.

Levin is the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Reed is a member of that Committee and chairs one of the subcommittees.

U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) is also tagging along with Levin and Reed. Tester does not serve on any military or defense committees. The Helena Independent Record took the press release from Tester’s office announcing his trip and pasted it (almost word for word) on their website. Tuesday evening, an e-mail hit my inbox from Tester touting the trip. Continue reading

Apple Pie

I happened to see the story about Democratic U.S. Senator Carl Levin getting hit with a pie during one of his meetings in Michigan.

It was a Dutch apple pie. It was a waste of a Dutch apple pie.

I don’t condone violence against elected officials. I also don’t believe you should waste a good pie on a politician. The pie thrower was arrested on felony charge of stalking and misdemeanor counts of assault and disorderly conduct.

Supposedly, Levin was targeted because of the war. When I first heard about the incident, I thought he was targeted because he has the worst comb-over in the history of the senate (only slightly ahead of Byron Dorgan). Continue reading