Skip to comments.Kristol: ‘Mood is Bleak’ at White House (uh-huh)
Posted on 10/18/2005 11:35:27 AM PDT by pissant
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Well, we'll soon see what Fitzgerald has up his sleeve.
I don't think the White House is too worried about that either. At least the President isn't.
Me? Nope. But Kristol has jumped the shark.
Punditry is the perfect career those who were once connected and are now the periphery. It's the perfect set-up. You can be both the unnamed source close to the administration or investigation and, at the same time, the brilliant analyst who comments on the info provided by the source. That gives a small story legs, then more media starts citing the stories, they start citing each other, and voila, a single wishful thought or musing, initiated purely for self-serving career reasons, has mushroomed into "consensus" or "common knowledge." An informational Ponzi scheme. Kristol, imho, has a dog in this hunt.
Well . . . admit it would be one of the last places you'd look.
So he didn't want GW to be president (no secret). It does not mean he wants the administration disgraced by scandal. It wouldn't be good for Republicans of ANY stripe. For the record, I originally said he doesn't want the Bush adminstration to "go down," not that he didn't want any harm to come it.
I suggest you gather more evidence to support your Jeffords theory. Grins on television just doesn't cut it.
Kristol is and will continue to remain one of the brightest minds in the conservative movement.
Yes, I dislike Kristol. I gave reasons why, and even sai that my suspicioun about Jeffords was just that...a suspicion.
How about addressing all the rest of my points?
Wow, interesting points! You've followed Kristol's recent career more closely than I can bear to follow ANYONE in punditry or media.... :^) What you say does all sound quite plausible to me, but I sure don't claim to know what Kristol knew and when he knew it.... I do think his current gloom and doom on the WH seems mentally unbalanced and premature, unless he really does know what's going on inside the SP and GJ, and I don't see how anyone in the media knows that - Fitzgerald seems to have kept the lid on very tight and the only discussions seem to come from anonymous attorneys associated with various witnesses who want to spin matters their way.
I don't think, in general, the extent of the GJ's witness list, numbers of junior WH staffers testifying, or the thoroughness of Fitzgerald's questioning of witnesses indicates anything about whether indictments will be issued against anyone in the WH -- from all we really KNOW so far, Fitzgerald is just doing what any SP would have to do to perform a thorough investigation (although I sure would like to know whether he has had sleazeball people like Joe Wilson, Valerie Plame, and David Corn before the GJ!!!). I hope that the GJ closes up shop with no indictments for the WH, and that the SP then makes a referral to the Dept. of Justice to investigate and indict the cabal of current and ex-CIA people around Pflame/Wilson who concocted this whole farcical scandal in the first place!!
"No! I found it from another site quoting people from this forum."
Ah, trollery at its finest.
"You will see more of me here on the forums in the future. Get ready."
Not bloody likely, but we'll be watching.
Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters
And we'll be waiting, troll...
Pray for W and Our Victorious Troops
Did you read Blonde Faith, by Jay D. Homnick, in the Weekly standard?
There was also an FR thread on the article.
The basics of the article, as I read it, is that Bush and company must follow Reagan's example and answer all of the "slings and arrows" cast their way with constant good cheer, upbeat events and, above all, humor. I think the reason the guy wrote the article was simply as an excuse to tell the blonde joke at the end. I'll take that same excuse <g>
Which reminds me of the one about the blonde who needed cash, so she decided to kidnap a child from the playground. She grabbed a kid at random and pinned a note to his shirt, saying that she had kidnapped him and was demanding that the mother leave ten thousand dollars in cash on a park bench. Then she sent the kid home with the note. Sure enough, her plan worked. The next day there was ten thousand dollars in a bag on the bench, with this note: "How could you do this to a fellow blonde?"
I would remind everyone here that Bill Kristol also was quite confident that Kerry would win the 2004 election, and stated so on Brit's roundtable discussion on the night of the election. He's anybody's sucker.
Seriously doubt it as it was a while ago...
I gather that some troll slimed me, but I didn't even get to see what was said before he was turned into a smear in the ether......