06/24/2005: And remembering an earlier post....
namely this one:
Right wing pundits can get away with any damn thing they want. So can right wing politicians.This week, of course, Karl "Bush's Brain" Rove added a data point to that observation by making his famous, fatuous comment about 9/11:
Sam Johnson can joke about dropping a nuclear bomb on Syria WHILE IN CHURCH, and this all passes away like it never happened, but Dick Durbin makes one comment, and it's hanging time.
There is nothing any Republican can say, no moral horror they could call for that would cause them any sense of shame *ever*
Rove, in a speech Wednesday evening to the New York state Conservative Party just a few miles north of Ground Zero, said, "Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers." Conservatives, he said, "saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war."Unfortunately, the band of conservatives in the bAdministration "saw the savagery of 9/11 and prepared" for the wrong war--namely the one in Iraq. Iraq had as much to do with 9/11 as I have had to do with the St. Louis Cardinals winning the National League Pennant last year.
Divide and conquer--that's "The Architect"'s plan. And unfortunately, we as a people are so stupid we'll let this scum manipulate us...
UPDATE: And here's Josh Marshall on the Rove fiasco:
For Rove, the war on terror, Iraq and Afghanistan have always been nothing more than tools of domestic politics. He speaks for the president and the president speaks for him. So all of that applies to the president too unless and until we hear from him.
The president and his partner are more concerned with going to war with half the country than they are with war against the country's enemies abroad. Until the president thinks differently on that key point there's simply no point in dealing with him on anything.
Len on 06.24.05 @ 07:34 AM CST