SCHULTZ: [...] Do you think it plays to the sensibilities of Americans to suggest a plan that, gosh, the Congress would only be in session to do something for the American people several weeks out of the next four months?BLANKLEY: Well, first of all, I've got to correct the record as I expected I would. Newt did not close down the government in '95. The Republican Congress passed two bills and the President Clinton decided to veto them because he didn't like what was in the bill, which was funding plus requiring to balance the budget in seven years.
Ed's not only a Left-O-Wacky. He thinks that digging the hole even deeper will get him back above ground-level.
SCHULTZ: Well, let me, so you don't have history revisionism going on here, Tony, the fact is is that it was Newt Gingrich who made the decision based on the action of President Clinton that okay, that's it, we're just going to shut her down. The President was not advocating shutting down the Congress. Is that correct?
BLANKLEY: That is not, that is not true. Newt passed, we passed, we passed the bill with the money and the debt limit raise which is what was required. By the way, I have a Congressional Research Service study that says the same thing. Republicans passed the bill. The President vetoed it.I suppose that Ed's excuse will be that "all he knows is what he reads in the MFM," which would be a licit excuse. After all, sources such as Rather and Brokaw SAID that it was Gingrich who "shut down" the Gummint. Likely, Katy's perkies agreed!