We all say things that once they are out of the mouth, we do an -- "oops!"
But really -- Baucus pledging a "mongooselike tenacity" in bringing drug-fighting money to Montana?
Question: If Mike Lange had said that, would the Billings Gazette headline have read "Lange vows spirited fight against drugs," (as it did for Baucus)?
Or would the Gazette headline have read something like "Lange likens himself to mongoose" or "Lange vows to fight like a mongoose"?
Or perhaps the headline would read "Mike Lange, who earlier this year went on an expletive-laced tirade against Gov. Schweitzer, likens himself to a mongoose."
On another note, one wonders if Baucus was being tongue-in-cheek when, in discussing his goal of stopping drugs in Montana, he said:
"Sure, it's a pipe dream."
Somehow, we doubt it.