The Man With Two Noses

Bob Schieffer Off Camera CBS

Our comment last week that Congress has done so little you may not realize it has been in session got a rise out of House Republican Whip Tom DeLay who wrote:

"Although I hesitate to admit I watch Face The Nation, your commentary was so egregiously misinformed and vacuous that I cannot help but offer a few of my own thoughts on the opinions you voiced ..."

The congressman called the commentary "an insipid and uncreative regurgitation of the blandest conventional wisdom" and went on to tell me:

"You suggested 'You can count this Congress' accomplishments on your nose.' Television obviously improves your appearance."

Well, Congressman, we obviously have a difference of opinion. But you got me on one thing: television does improve my appearance, especially around the nose area.

In fact, here's how I look off camera. Notice I actually have two noses to help me count things. But with a good makeup job it's hardly noticed.

In any case, we're glad to know you watch Face the Nation. All our viewers are important to us and we're glad to count you among them.

Thanks for watching and have a nice day.

  • CBSNews.com staff CBSNews.com staff

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