Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Festus speaks

Ted Cashin on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at 8:54 PM -0500 wrote:
The headlines today said that Bush has urged an end to partisan rhetoric over the Supreme Court selection. All he is really saying is that he wants the Republicans to shut up so he can pick who he wants. And he wants the Democrats to stay quiet and stand by powerlessly so the selection can be approved. What a great gesture on the part of Mr. Bush to ask for an end to rhetoric.

Gosh, and so soon after Karl Rove demonized the entire Democratic party. But then again Festus counts on his sheep to have short memories when they have them at all. . .

- The White House is defending presidential adviser Karl Rove against Democratic demands that he apologize or quit for implying that liberals are soft on the Sept. 11 attackers and other terrorists.
Congressional Republicans joined the White House in standing solidly behind Rove, saying he shouldn’t apologize and that he was outlining a philosophical divide between a president who sought to win the war on terrorism by taking the fight to the enemy and Democrats who questioned that approach.
. . . Rove, the architect behind President Bush’s election victories, on Wednesday night told a gathering of the New York Conservative Party that “Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.” Conservatives, he said, “saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war.”

Um, war with Hussein for Osama's attack? Yeah, OK, whatever. . .