Unlikeliest political prop of the week, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Former U.S. senator Max Cleland is in Montana, campaigning for Democrat Jon Tester, whoâs running against GOP incumbent U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns. This in todayâs Billings Gazette:
âDuring his speech, Cleland made light of his own amputations by grabbing Testerâs left hand, which is missing three fingers lost in a meat grinder.
ââAt least he wonât be putting his hand in the till like someone we know,â Cleland said, referring to Burnsâ campaign donations of about $150,000 from Jack Abramoff, his clients and associates.â
A photo of the exchange is here
. If the Dems take Congress, that image will bookend the era of Bush mendacity for me, along with the attack ad
the GOP ran against the triple-amputee Cleland in the 2002 election, questioning his courage during the run-up to the Iraq War.