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Flip-Flopper Frist brings back the "up-or-down vote" principle "I have stood from day one on"

It's absolutely amazing that these people can say these things with a straight face. I guess when you tell enough lies then you forget which lies you've told and you just say whatever the hell you feel like saying with little regard to history and the facts. Think Progress has the latest about Flip-Flopper Frist:

A day before President Bush accepted Harriet Miers’ withdrawal from her nomination to the Supreme Court, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) gave White House chief of staff Andy Card a “frank assessment of the situation in the committee and in the full Senate.” Frist’s “frank assessment” represented the culmination of the right-wing’s efforts to stop Miers from receiving a single hearing, let alone an up or down vote in the full Senate.

After Miers’ nomination was pulled, the Washington Post’s David Broder said that “there is no plausible way the White House can insist that every major judicial nominee deserves such a vote.”

Frist seems to have found a way - just forget the Miers debacle ever happened. On Fox News Sunday, Frist trotted out the pre-Miers talking points:

So I think it would be unconscionable — I think it would be wrong — I think it would be against the intent of the founding fathers and our Constitution to deny Sam Alito an up or down vote on the floor of the United States Senate. I have stood from day one on principle that these Supreme Court justices — nominees deserve an up or down vote, and it would be absolutely wrong to deny him that.

Our video diagnosis of Frist: selective amnesia.

Amazing. No integrity (or competency — you decide).


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