What's Up With Chuck?

by digby

Has Chuck Grassley always been such a loose cannon or is something weird going on with him? He's calling for executives to commit suicide and endorsing a spending freeze in the middle of a recession to "stop socialism". And now this:

Marking up budget legislation can be a brutal affair, often beginning early and lasting long into the night.

But buried within the hours of debate in the Senate on Thursday is an exchange you'd be more likely to hear in a locker room than a congressional hearing.

Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) was on the receiving end of this one, after telling Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), "Oh, you are good."

"Well, your wife said the same thing," Grassley responded.


I never thought of Grassley as being especially colorful, but lately he's giving James Inhofe a run for his money.