Thursday, October 27, 2005

Strangest Miers reaction so far

Is on National Review's The Corner. One of the nutters floated the idea of Solictor-General Ted Olson as replacement nominee:

WORKS FOR ME [Michael Ledeen]
Cliff [May] is SOOOOOOOO Right. Ted! Probably the greatest Solicitor General ever (and United Airlines will endorse him, too).

We have simply no idea what he means with the United Airlines reference, except with possible confusion about on which plane Olson's wife Barbara was murdered in the 9/11 hijackings. She was on an American Airlines flight.

But the stranger thing is that Ledeen pops up with a giddy comment like this when he really should be explaining his role as a conduit for the forged Saddam-Niger-uranium documents from Italy to Washington. He hasn't said a word about it.

UPDATE 29 OCTOBER: Two theories on what Ledeen meant. Ted Olson's father worked for United Airlines. Or as Roger Ailes speculates, it's a word play on United's low cost carrier, Ted. But -- an airline reference in the context of someone bereaved by 9/11?

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