From today's Washington Post:
"Led by Minority Leader Daschle, these recent years a number of important issues for America have been stymied -- certainly a comprehensive energy policy, asbestos litigation reform, medical liability reform, class-action reform, welfare reform, the nominations, confirmations of many important judicial positions," Dole said.
Asked whether her remarks were in keeping with the spirit of civility, she said: "I'm just stating the facts of where we've been in terms of a number of important issues that have been stalled."
Daschle's spokesman, Todd Webster, called the comments "shameful and classless" and said they mischaracterized Daschle's position on energy legislation, which he strongly supported. For much of the past year, the legislation was blocked by internal Republican disagreements over liability protections for makers of a widely used fuel additive.
Well, that's simply not true. The Republicans DROPPED those MTBE requirements that Mr. Webster refers to and the Senate STILL blocked the energy/ethanol bill. See "The Ethanol Moment" for all the details.