Sunday, November 06, 2005

Those Amazing Republcan Doctors in the Senate

I must have missed all the best classes in med school. Bill Frist learned how to make a diagnosis off a video tape without examining the patient (not that he did it all that accurately in the Terry Schiavo case). Now I find that Senator Coburn learned something which I missed from this exchange on Meet the Press:

SEN. COBURN on Roberts: I’ve tried to use my medical skills of observation of body language to ascertain your uncomfortableness and ill at ease with questions and responses. I will tell you that I am very pleased both in my observational capabilities as a physician to know that your answers have been honest and forthright as I watch the rest of your body respond to the stress that you’re under.

MR. RUSSERT: Do you believe as a physician you can tell whether a candidate for the Supreme Court is telling the truth?

SEN. COBURN: Mm-hm, I certainly have.

MR. RUSSERT: Has any–have you ever detected someone lying?

SEN. COBURN: Uh-huh, lots of times

With the skills these Republican doctors in the Senate claim to have, I wonder if they got their medical degrees at Hogwort.


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