Posted: 24 Oct 2013 05:15 AM PDT
I devoted a ten-part series to the proposition than Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin is worse than stupid. In Washington, that places him in a crowd, but he is something special. His name isn’t , but it should be. He is the biggest Dick in Washington.
Most recently, Durbin alleged that a Republican leader told President Obama to his face in a meeting during the shutdown: “I cannot even stand to look at you.” Even Durbin’s White House friends contradict this story. White House flack Jay Carney refuted Durbin’s claim yesterday: “I looked into this, and spoke to somebody who was in that meeting, and it did not happen.” Following Carney’s comments, John Boehner released a statement calling for a retraction and apology from Durbin.
For the record, it should be noted that Durbin is a guy who makes stuff up. He is sticking with his story. He’s just that kind of guy.
Via Andrew Johnson/NRO.
PAUL ADDS: Politico notes that Durbin was not present at the only face-to-face meeting between Obama and House GOP leaders, which occurred on October 10.
UPDATE: The Huffington Post reports that “Harry Reid told caucus that Pete Sessions was behind insult, Senators say.” What a crew.