/* Am I A Pundit Now?: Outrage Of The Day

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Outrage Of The Day

No, make that outrage of the week. The more I stew over it, the more I think Reid engaged in unreasonably sharp practice over his leak about doubleplusungood things in nominee Saad's confidential file. After all, Reid just gutted this guy in front of the whole world, accused of something so horrible that he would not win confirmation. What could it possibly be? Now everyone imagines the worst possible thing, your mileage may vary, and this guy can't even defend himself. He doesn't even know what the charges against him are.

Very cruel, Senator Reid.

Does it rise to the level of Senate expulsion? Again, via Pejman, "Any Senator, officer, or employee of the Senate who shall disclose the secret or confidential business or proceedings of the Senate, including the business and proceedings of the committees, subcommittees, and offices of the Senate, shall be liable, if a Senator, to suffer expulsion from the body; and if an officer or employee, to dismissal from the service of the Senate, and to punishment for contempt." - Standing Rules of The Senate.

Update: WILLisms has a detailed background of Henry Saad and this whole sordid mess.

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