Senator "Uncle Joe" Donnelly's office is denying the Indiana Senator has taken Mayor Bloomberg's shilling over the so-called "expanded background checks" law (that's the law that makes you a Federal felon for loaning a gun to your unmarried roommate or lodger -- feel safer already?). Meanwhile, the most recent press release on the subject to be seen at our junior Senator's website implies he's all about the background checks.
My guess? He'll run with the hares and hunt with the hounds just as long as he can, lifting a finger -- or a hind leg -- to the breeze until he's certain which way the wind blows.
There's you a man of deep conviction and commitment: commitment to bite off the heads of whatever chickens it takes to stay in office. If he keeps hangin' around MAIG, he'll learn all about conviction, from men who know it well -- and indictment and prosecution, too. Better bring a long spoon, sir; the one you're using now ain't nearly long enough.
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
8 hours ago