10/18/2005: Taking the Axe to Conservative critics...
I cited a Real Clear Politics piece by Bruce Bartlett earlier today...only to stumble across this bit:
"In the latest sign of the deepening split among conservatives over how far to go in challenging President Bush, Bruce Bartlett, a Republican commentator who has been increasingly critical of the White House, was dismissed on Monday as a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, a conservative research group based in Dallas.
In a statement, the organization said the decision was made after Mr. Bartlett supplied its president, John C. Goodman, with the manuscript of his forthcoming book, "The Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy."
Mr. Bartlett, who was a domestic policy aide at the White House in the Reagan administration and a deputy assistant Treasury secretary under the first President Bush, confirmed that he had been dismissed after 10 years with the center but declined to make any further comment..."
-- Richard Stevenson (NY Times).
So much for the Principled Conservatives. Only the truly sychophantic conservatives need apply to fill ole Bruce's shoes.
[Ya think it was the title of his book that got to 'em? Just asking...*smile*]
Now, if a Conservative Critic is axed down in the forest and nobody's there to hear him scream...does he make a sound at all?
Think about that *cosmic question* and many other ZEN mysteries of the GOP strategy.
Karen on 10.18.05 @ 12:37 PM CST