Ed Driscoll

IS ARAFAT SENILE? Congressman John

IS ARAFAT SENILE? Congressman John Cooksey, a practicing ophthalmologist, says yes.

Cooksey is a Louisiana Republican who is hoping to win the Senate seat of incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu. Lloyd Grove’s Reliable Source column in the Washington Post also quotes Cooksey as saying: “If I see someone come in that’s got a diaper on his head and a fan belt wrapped around the diaper on his head, that guy needs to be pulled over.”

Maybe if Cooksey looses his Senate race, Bush ought to nominate him to replace Norman Mineta. Cooksey sounds like he has the requisite common sense for the job of Transportation Secretary that Mineta lacks.