John Murtha has made yet another of his vicious partisan attacks, telling Tim Russert that Rove is "in New Hampshire. He’s making a political speech. He’s sitting in his air-conditioned office on his big, fat backside, saying stay the course."

Russert recoiled in horror at the comment, asking Murtha how a man of his considerable girth could dare insult another man's ass. Murtha replied that while he was indeed a large man, he was nicely proportioned, "not like old lard butt. Large? When he hauls ass, he has to make two trips."

Ann Coulter, appearing later in the day on FOX news Sunday, was eager to join in the fray. "When leftist degenerate cowards like Murtha mouth despicable insults like this, you get a really clear view of the liberal nature of the mainstream media. It would be front page news if a conservative were to say something similar. It's just beyond the pale. I certainly have my own strong opinions, but I would never bring up the size of a person's derrière. Someone needs to shoot Murtha through the head at close range."