30 August 2006

Profiling Works!

It was Sen. Ted Stevens, afterall.

Not exactly surprised, here.

UPDATE:

Mark Tapscott has a timeline showing Sen. Stevens actively avoiding Sen. Coburn since April, the interesting part for discussion here is from today
On Aug. 30 at 11:39 a.m., Coburn staff emails fourth request for meeting with Stevens.

At 11:48 a.m., Stevens staff says he may be available later in the week.

At 12:12 p.m., Coburn staff requests meeting at 1:00 p.m. on Sept. 1.

At 12:29 p.m., Coburn staff is told by Stevens staff that Stevens is still on vacation and cannot commit to a meeting.

At 2:30 p.m., Stevens' aide confirms to reporters that Stevens placed the anonymous hold.

At 3:27 p.m., Coburn staff is again told by Frist leadership staff that a Democrat senator has placed an anonymous hold on the bill.

Could I have guessed both Senators correctly? Sen. Byrd is still in the running! Of all the Democratic Senators who denied placing a hold, Sen. Byrd's denial was the weakest and left the most room for wiggle.

Profiling works even better than I thought.

If this whole episode, along with who the guilty party is (along with who the second guilty party may be) doesn't make a strong case for my original modest proposal, I don't know what will.

1 comment:

Pastor_Jeff said...

X,

Thanks for the good blogging on this. Stevens is one nasty, lying, sack of pork.

I've linked to you here.