Monday, March 29, 2004
The following story confirms what we already know. Richard Clarke's allegations about the administration's mishandling of intelligence prior are not fading away. In fact:
"The administration's attempts to discredit Clarke have backfired. They have merely given the story legs and hurt the administration. The issue of whether Rice should testify should keep the story alive for several more news cycles," said University of Chicago political scientist Robert Pape.
"The Bush administration and its allies have certainly not helped the story go away," said Howard Opinsky, a Republican operative who ran media relations for Arizona Sen. John McCain during his 2000 presidential bid.
"Instead, they adopted the risky strategy of trying to refute his charges, which makes it appear that they have something to hide," he said.
You can help keep it alive. Call your senator and ask them to fully support Condi's public testifying in front of the commission.
I just called my two Senators and my Congressman. Invigorating.
The main senate number is 202-224-3121
If you don't know who your representatives are, check senate.gov and house.gov and put in your zip code.
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