“I first would like to register my opposition and my objection to the chairman beating up on a woman, on our witness today, for making a good salary. The entire time I’ve been in Congress, I’ve never seen a witness beaten up and questioned about their salary. Ms. Richards heads a distinguished organization providing health care services to millions of Americans. I find it totally inappropriate and discriminatory.”     –Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

I spent most of this morning marveling at the ugliness of the Republicans in the House Oversight Committee, led by Jason Chaffetz of Utah, in their treatment of Cecile Richards, CEO of Planned Parenthood during yesterday’s hearing. 

Heather “Digby” Parton joined me in the second hour to talk it… and although Deborah Newell Tornello is here each Wednesday morning for our Oy FloriDUH segment, she joined in to discuss the incredulity of it all as well.

Digby had a few things to say about it on her blog and at Salon too…

Tomorrow, it’s Driftglass and Howie Klein, radio or not!