Kit Bond: The Face of Alert Intelligence Oversight

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 11:18 am

Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) seemed pretty animated on Monday afternoon when he spoke to a bunch of us reporters after receiving an intelligence briefing on would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad. He lit into Attorney General Eric Holder for what he characterized as a public misrepresentation of the relationship between Shahzad and the Pakistani Taliban, and mocked Holder for allegedly appointing himself head of the intelligence community because the FBI led the charge in interrogating Shahzad, an American citizen who charged with committing a crime on U.S. soil.

And if Bond got amped with us, that might be because he had plenty of time to relax during the briefing:

One person who was in the room for Tuesday’s intelligence briefing said Bond appeared to fall asleep for 10 to 15 minutes, but that he and other senators had spirited exchanges with the briefers.

That’s via Ben Frumin and Matthew Yglesias. Bond also said in his press conference that he was upset it took ten days to get the intelligence community to brief him and the Senate intelligence committee in the first place. So he couldn’t have had an extra cup of coffee when the briefers trudged to the Hart building?

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strangely_enough
Comment posted May 13, 2010 @ 4:06 pm

From Frumin's piece:

His office attempted to brush off the criticism. A spokesperson told the Journal that “resorting to baseless personal attacks clearly shows Senator Bond touched a nerve and raised questions someone doesn't want asked.”

Sounds like they know “baseless personal attacks” so well, they can spot them in their sleep.


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