Monday, November 14, 2005

Down The Well

And it's not pretty. Dan Froomkin today gives an excellent overview of what he calls Bush's Third Campaign to try and salvage his Presidency.

It contains many links to different news sources & blogs but also some of his own analysis. The best is his response to Bush's Veteran's Day speech trying to reset his agenda:

...But Bush's argument is deeply flawed. Far from being baseless, the charge that he intentionally misled the public in the run-up to war is built on a growing amount of evidence. And the longer Bush goes without refuting that evidence in detail, the more persuasive it becomes.

And his most prized talking point -- that many Democrats agreed with him at the time -- is problematic. Many of those Democrats did so because they believed the information the president gave them. Now they are coming to the conclusion that they shouldn't have.

Like other Bush campaigns, this one will inevitably feature the ceaseless repetition of key sound bytes -- the hope being that they will be carried, largely unchallenged, by the media -- and virulent attacks by the White House on those who dare to disagree, even going so far as to question their patriotism...

The link is printer friendly, take it home tonight and give a read.

BONUS: What do you make of this video from Crooks & Liars? Be sure to watch until the end.

In the immortal words of Ned Flanders on a Simpson's Christmas Holiday special, when he takes food to a shelter:

"Here comes sandwiches,
Here comes sandwiches,
Right down boozy bum lane,
Brother Ned's got cheese and bread,
And a side order of shame......."

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