I never had much respect for Charles Schumer. He always seemed to me a political slickster with far more interest in power than anything else. He also seemed completely incapable of thinking beyond the most traditional, reified liberalism.
But I had no idea he was such a contemptible fake he would feign horror at the treatment of our veterans at Walter Reed without once having visited the hospital during the entire Iraq War. This interchange with Imus is beyond belief.
(He claims, vaguely, to have been there before the war, but I suspect he’s lying about that too.)
I think the old Joseph Welch words are perfect for Schumer: “Have you no shame, sir?”