February 19, 2006
But the Left side of the blogosphere is still beating the dead horse. It shouldn't be all that surprising. Until something else comes along, the moonbats will continue to spin their Oliver Stone-esque conspiracy theories about Dick Cheney.
Mark at Decision '08 takes a sniff at this sad phenomenon and finds "The Smell Of Desperation".
As a Republican partisan, however, IÂ’m more than happy to let the opposition fritter away their little remaining credibility over a story that is (literally, in this case) yesterdayÂ’s newsÂ…itÂ’s the Democratic Party that needs to go hunting - for a message, if they care at all about about winning electionsÂ…I second that one.
As for the Old Media, Drudge is reporting that Time and Newsweek are actually planning cover stories on this dead horse for this week's issues. Matt gets a good dig at the weekly news
NEWSWEEK editor Mark Whitaker defends his decision to push for another week of Cheney-Shooting coverage: "The reason we ultimately decided to stick with a cover is not because of the hunting incident itself-although we did turn up some new details that you might not have read elsewhere-but because of what it says about the mysterious world of the most powerful vice president of recent times."
...Or what it says about the timing and state of print publications in the Click Age of news cycles.
February 17, 2006
An internal review at the Justice Department is an important development but it's not enough. With reports of wider abuses in the National Security Agency and growing concern from leading conservatives, it's obvious that Congress needs to do its job, enforce the law and fully investigate the president's dangerous power grab.Okay, kids. Let's take a valium and chill a bit, shall we?
Momentum is turning against the president and it's clear that he's worried about it. Until this week, a full Congressional investigation seemed certainÂ—-but the Bush administration is nervous about what an investigation will find. So, they've been running a full-blown campaign to get Republicans to back off. According to the Washington Post, it's been "full court press," and even Dick Cheney has personally lobbied out-of-line Republicans.4
We can't let them get away with this.
Here's the real story: Democrats (and certain Republicans), despite knowing full well the details of the NSA surveillance program - because they have been briefed about it all along - have seen the polls and understand that the MSM's attempt to paint this program as "domestic spying" has failed miserably.
Without having either a legal or Constitutional basis for challenging its validity, they realize that it's time to back off. The White House, in an attempt to allow some of these Senators to save face in light of their embarrassing position, has extended an olive branch to their legislative critics by allowing them to say that they forced a "change" when in reality this "deal" changes nothing. This bogus investigation now falls by the wayside and lets the President get back to the business of protecting the American people. Remember back in December when this was supposed to be the death-knell of the Bush Administration? So much for that fantasy, huh?
I must say, I'm a bit disappointed that the Administration has given these political opportunists a way out. I think that the Justice Department should have pushed back on this issue as much as possible to see just how far these Left-wing terrorist-coddlers were willing to go.
But Moore-On.org is trying to organize "Constitutional Vigils" in the wake of their loss. The email begs:
"By attending a vigil on the 22nd, you'll be sending a clear message to your elected officials: they need to do their job, defend the Constitution and hold the president accountable, and you're watching to make sure they do."Actually, by attending one of these "vigils" their anti-victory-bots around the country will further remind average Americans how out of touch with reality these kooks really are. Go for it, dudes!
February 08, 2006
On a side note, it looks like Barbara Boxer is trying to put the kabosh on Sheehan's plans to challenge Diane FrankenFeinstein for her Senate seat. I say, let her run!
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