Schieffer Asks Democratic Senator To Grade Obama on Syria, Doesn't Ask GOP Guest

September 15th, 2013 3:54 PM

Bob Schieffer interviewed Senators Bob Corker (R-Tn.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.) about recent goings-on in Syria on Sunday's Face the Nation.

For some reason, only Levin was asked to grade the President on how he's handled this foreign policy matter (video follows with transcript and commentary):

BOB SCHIEFFER, HOST: Senator Levin, what kind of a grade would you give the president on the way he's handled this?

SENATOR CARL LEVIN (D-MICHIGAN): I give him a very good grade because he's taken a very difficult step, because he has always been very reluctant to use force. He believes force should be the last option, and I happen to agree with that. But he has decided, despite a lack of great public support here, that the -- we must, we must respond to the use of chemicals in this way by the Syrian regime or else we will ultimately be threatened and our troops will ultimately be threatened if the use of chemicals become just a routine weapon. And so he has taken a stand which I believe is the right stand. It's a courageous stand because, even though the rest of the world says there must be a response, when it comes to actually acting to act against Assad for that response, then the rest of the world is, kind of, pulling up short. But the president was clear. He has decided we are going to strike against that chemical system of -- of Syria, and I give him credit for doing that.

SCHIEFFER: All right. Well, we have to stop there. Thanks to both of you. And we'll be back in one minute with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Stay with us.

Isn't that special?

So not only didn't Corker get a chance to grade the President, the next guest was Albright who of course had nothing but praise for the current White House resident.

That's some fine journalism, Bob!