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January 20, 2004
And then....

Huh. Look at this.

Bill Clinton did a lot of bad things, but he didn't murder anyone"

That's National Republican Party Chairman Ed Gillespie talking. He says that maybe Republicans went a little far in criticizing Clinton but that's nothing to how psycho the Democrats are going over Bush. He also claims it wasn't "real" Republicans picking on Clinton that way, it was just a bunch of extremists, a "fringe group."

I'm sure the Starr group would be interested to hear that.

Anyhow.

#1 - If it's true, the Republican Party has no one to thank but itself. They're the ones who went muck-diving first. They created a precedent for treating a sitting president like the only target at a turkey-shoot.

#2 - Maybe it's not true and the Bush Administration is as loaded with policy extremists as some people are saying. The fact that a lot of people are saying something doesn't make it true, but it doesn't make it false, either. The bottom line is that Bush told a lot of lies (or even half-lies) to push this country into a war where people are still dying and he has to answer for that.

Anyhow, as Editor's Cut points out, sometimes Republicans are crying 'foul' over impassioned, but perfectly acceptable opposition speeches.

And look at Alterman today. He has good things to say about Kerry.

Kerry has some important and unique assets; nobody in the race is better versed in the issues and nobody in the race has better credentials to claim with progressive voters who make up the bulk of those people willing to show up for caucuses and primaries.

(Oh, yeah, he talks about those other candidates as well.)

Read David at Orcinus today.

Posted by AnneZook at 03:32 PM


Comments

Thanks for the heads-up on the Ornicus post. I have David on my blogroll but I never seem to get to his blog. Well worth reading.

Posted by: Elayne Riggs at January 21, 2004 11:45 AM

He so often posts really great stuff that inspires me to actually think about what he has to say that I'm always ashamed I don't mention him more often.

But then, I also assume that everyone has ten times the traffic I do :) and that they don't really need me to direct traffic their way when they have a good post up.

Posted by: Anne at January 21, 2004 02:09 PM