January 28, 2007

Watching Russert

And the prickish republicans like Michael Gerson on Russert and feeling pretty angry about it. Gerson attacks Democrats and says that it is irresponsible to treat the Iraq war as "Bush's War." Self-righteously, he announces, "it is all of our responsibility." Of course, when he was writing for the President and they slammed this war down our throat, they didn't give a damn what we thought. It was "their way or the highway." Disagreeing with the President was tantamount to treason. But now, NOW he wants all of us to come together. Amazing what 30% approval will do to arrogant asses. These particular Republicans are irresponsible and disingenuous. They called me a traitor for daring to question the President and now are suggesting the same thing now, even as they acknowledge that "mistakes were made."

Good example. Now David Vinter is saying that there is a danger that the area will slide into chaos. Hmm. Too bad no one suggested that before we invaded. Oh wait..... Idiots.


Speaking of Russert. This little gem from the Washington Post suggests that the White House sees Russert as a patsy:
Dana Milbank - In Ex-Aide's Testimony, A Spin Through VP's PR - washingtonpost.com: "Memo to Tim Russert: Dick Cheney thinks he controls you.

This delicious morsel about the "Meet the Press" host and the vice president was part of the extensive dish Cathie Martin served up yesterday when the former Cheney communications director took the stand in the perjury trial of former Cheney chief of staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.

Flashed on the courtroom computer screens were her notes from 2004 about how Cheney could respond to allegations that the Bush administration had played fast and loose with evidence of Iraq's nuclear ambitions. Option 1: "MTP-VP," she wrote, then listed the pros and cons of a vice presidential appearance on the Sunday show. Under "pro," she wrote: "control message."

"I suggested we put the vice president on 'Meet the Press,' which was a tactic we often used," Martin testified. "It's our best format.""

1 comment:

Bootleg Blogger said...

Streak- additional nauseating drivel is already coming from the white house and the repubs. Evidently the democrats, according to W, are behaving in a partisan fashion. I must admit that I expected them to whine, but not this soon. Dems, Bush call on one another to be bipartisan - CNN.com
Later- bb