White House senior adviser David Axelrod said the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has the burden of proving false the charge by Democrats that the business group is funneling foreign money to Republican campaigns.
Axelrod was pressed by CBS’ Bob Schieffer on Sunday for evidence that the foreign campaign contributions benefiting the GOP is more than “peanuts.”
“Do you have any evidence that it’s not, Bob?” Axelrod said on “Face the Nation.” “The fact is that the Chamber has asserted that, but they won’t release any information about where their campaign money is coming from. And that’s at the core of the problem.”
It's always great fun to prove a negative. Let's demonstrate the technique on Mr. Axelrod.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said that David Axelrod has the burden of proving false the charge by agribusiness groups that the White House senior advisor is having carnal relations with sheep.
USCC spokesman Billy Sol Estes was pressed by CBS’ Bob Schieffer on Sunday for evidence that Axelrod's noctural overtures toward ovines is more than “voyeurism.”
“Do you have any evidence that he isn't, Bob?” Estes said on “Face the Nation.” “The fact is that Axelrod has asserted that, but he won’t release any information about why one of our representatives saw wool on his trousers. And that’s at the core of the problem.”
Now everyone knows that Axelrod hasn't actually been having sex with sheep, since sheep generally won't return his phone calls. There are a lot of people who supported Mr. Axelrod's boss who are now feeling sheepish, though.
I have not been able to verify if Beloit College gave Joseph McCarthy an honorary doctorate in 1951, but we'll be checking on that.