Don't let it happen.
It already has. By Friday the Dems will be attacking Bush again like nothing happened. I made anumber of calls today to various Senators and Congressmen's offices. Every reaction was lukewarm at best.
posted on 11/05/2003 8:45:13 PM PST
(Hillary and Clark rhymes with Ft Marcy park...)
The New Tone is a complete failure. This memo cements how the New Tone is being exploited by the rats. However, the Senate and White House, should they slug it out over this memo?
At first, I thought this was another genuine betrayal by a disillusioned liberal. But perhaps this is a Trojan Horse? If the GOP senate and White House get hostile over this, it could draw attention to something that makes GW's character look questionable. It would be like the NYT trying to smear the Free Republic, with a multi-million dollar media blitz. That would only help us, right?
This might be one of those moments where the private sector [the non-liberal media] can achieve what the government may not be able to achieve. The GOP senators are now on alert. They want to pick a fight they know they can win. This fight is not entirely clear to swing voters. Perhaps if it is made clear, the GOP could crush them. But they don't have room to manuever, because they've held their punches on much more serious issues in the past, such as Chinagate, the Ron Brown Crash, Waco, the Foster coverup, Filegate, Tainted Blood, and perverse art in the NEA. In fact, that ought to be a puffball, 100% safe issue they could sink their teeth into, perverse art in the NEA. They'd win a lot more on that one, which is clear cut. But well, they have this New Tone thing going, and if they are willing to have our tax money pay for "Piss Christ", why does anyone think they will pick a complex issue that revolves around some fuzzy GW scandal?
I am glad there is so much energy out there. At the same time, I hate to see people tackle something like this, which is wa.....ay over the heads of many voters. It might not be the ideal rally point.
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