September 29, 2006

Bob Woodward Still Hunting Nixon

Notwithstanding that the 37th President is dead, crack reporter Bob Woodward sees the fact that President Bush has met with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger as some kind of proof that Richard Nixon's legacy lives on with the White House's current occupant.

The premise of his new book - which oddly enough is coming out just before an election, imagine that - is that Bush is hiding the bad news in Iraq from the American people. Nixon is Bush and Vietnam is Iraq. Get the connection here? Woodward still pines for his golden days when his investigations blew the lid off of Watergate, leading to Nixon's resignation. Maybe he's hoping for a sequel to "All The President's Men". And Robert Redford would be only too happy to play him again. Once again, he'd be the darling of the media elite. Oh, to force Bush to resign! Just think of that!

Please.

As further "evidence" of some kind of White House cover-up, Woodward points to the increase in the number of attacks in Iraq against coalition forces. Like this is news? As if the MSM isn't thumping the drum on this one already? Whatever.

A senior administration official saw little new in Woodward's charges "except that Bob believes he has a lot of making up to do since the Washington establishment criticized him for being too soft in his first two books (on the Bush administration)."

"We've seen this movie before, and we shouldn't be surprised of another critical book about the Bush administration 40 days before an election," said the official.

Bush's Republican Party faces a strong challenge from Democrats as it seeks to retain control of Congress in the November 7 elections. The unpopular war in Iraq is a major issue in the campaign.

The official added there was nothing revealing in Woodward's account of the daily attack numbers. "You print them all the time."

The American people are not exactly looking at Iraq with rose-colored glasses. Yet Woodward is spinning his book on "60 Minutes" this weekend as if he is releasing the 21st Century equivalent of the Pentagon Papers.

It's time for Bob Woodward and the rest of the aging Boomer Left to exorcise the ghost of Nixon and get over their paranoia. It's really sad.

Posted by: Gary at 02:50 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 He's out to sell a book and what better way than to get a million retarded democrats to buy it? Everything in it has been in the news or is a total lie, so buying old news and lies is right up a dimorats alley.

Posted by: Scrapiron at September 30, 2006 04:17 AM (fEnUg)

2 He's out to sell a book and what better way than to get a million retarded democrats to buy it? Everything in it has been in the news or is a total lie, so buying old news and lies is right up a dimorats alley. It is sad to see once proud people make an ass of themselves but the democrats are so good at it.

Posted by: Scrapiron at September 30, 2006 04:18 AM (fEnUg)

3 I watched 60 Minutes tonight. They are just shameless. It's like the same thing all over again, that they did prior to Election 2004. Pissed me off.

Posted by: wordsmith at October 02, 2006 12:42 AM (nrGCx)

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