Comments: Tried. Betrayed.

That is precisely what they're counting on. After all, it's easier to get forgiveness than it is permission. Most won't even remember the promise in the first place.

Posted by Hal at June 25, 2004 09:46 PM

"I'm tired of offering the benefit of the doubt and pretty much ready to start assuming that, should the Bush Administration wind up doing anything right, it's purely by accident."

That sums up my own feelings well. The level of incompetence in this Administration is way beyond anything I've ever seen in any other Administration during my life. It's not merely a matter of them promoting policies I don't like, it's them being simply unable to get anything right. And it's clear now that many of the people serving in this Administration would enjoy being out and out fascists if only they thought they could get away with wearing the uniforms. Recent actions against the movie Farenheight 9-11 make clear that this Administration aims at a police state where all political expression is censored. This is a crew that will get away with as much as it thinks it can get away with.

Posted by Lawrence Krubner at June 29, 2004 08:34 AM

I've been having the same feeling, Lawrence. It's not just that I disagree with what they're doing, it's that they do it all so badly that's driving me nuts.

Actually, the Right's activism against Farenheit 9/11 amused the heck out of me. Like the way they agitated against Bill Clinton's book...the more they shouted and screamed, the more free publicity they gave the project.

Posted by Anne at July 2, 2004 01:04 PM