VIDEO: Rep. Barney Frank tells GOP Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to stop using "weasel words."


Via The Daily Beast.

Rep. Barney Frank was on CNN’s State of the Union, and he didn't mince words when GOP Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison "hinted at something bad" regarding the David Petraeus scandal. She implied that the Obama administration or the FBI kept it quiet until after the election, but refused to get too specific with her accusations.


Are you suggesting there was some coverup, that the FBI are playing games? I think we ought to be explicit about this. I’m troubled by the implication of your statement and are you suggesting that something wasn’t legitimate here? Because that would trouble me.”

"' Excuse me, 'great concerns' is kind of a weasel word…"

"It seems to me frankly you’re kind of hinting at something bad, and I don’t see what that could be."

I think that if this was an investigation into David Petraeus’s bank account instead of his sex life, all of us would be paying a lot less attention to it.”

  • it seems to me if conservatives would go out and enjoy sex they wouldn't have to run out and thoroughly investigate everyone else's sex life. He mad a bad choice, he felt it was bad enough to resign over, the president decided to think long and hard before accepting. The only issue really is two generals having such bad evaluation skills about the mental states of two women who were highly complementary to them.

    I don't want to call them groupies, or fanatics, or sycophants there are plenty of people who appreciate soldiers, there is nothing wrong with that. The only "crimes" committed were against their spouses, and possibly some internet bullying