Tuesday, April 03, 2007

I know that when I'm on the rag, I get a really intense craving for peace

Matthew Dowd was the head of strategy for the campaign to re-elect W in 2004, and the creator of "Kerry the flip-flopper."

Here's what he says now about the Democrat's plan for Iraq that he once ridiculed: "Kerry was right."

Why is he coming forward now, you ask?
“I’m a big believer that in part what we’re called to do — to me, by God; other people call it karma — is to restore balance when things didn’t turn out the way they should have,” Mr. Dowd said. “Just being quiet is not an option when I was so publicly advocating an election.”

Wow, accountability. Too bad it's an affliction that only seems to hit the Bushies after they leave the administration.

Perhaps that is judging too harshly. I imagine that once you grow a conscience, the suggestion that you might need to spend more time with your family comes down pretty quickly. Or, as W might put it, "Don't let them fancy Frency doors hit you on the hinder on the way out. Heh, heh."

So how does BushCo counter such harsh criticism from a former highly placed Bushie?

They give the Sheehan treatment. That is, they insinuate that it might be his time of the month, or something. Yeah, that's it. He's all emotional because his wife left him. Oh, and his son is going to Iraq soon, so yeah, he's a little cranky, if you take our meaning.


dad said...

Soon, the outcrys will prevent Bush from governing without some changes made. Can Bush make the changes or our we just going to wait until he is out of office?

Bill Maher in defending Valerie Palme on his show called him the traitor for being responsible for outing a spy.

Will the outcrys call for an impeachment as they should, except there is Chaney to deal with? I don't think so but there will be talk about it.

The public now understands the over exageration of loyalty compared to competency.

There are good signs the Congress is growing some balls, and maybe the Supreme Court also to a lesser degree.

What is different in these times that the youth of today haven't lead anti-war protests like in the 70's?

We face a cloudy future for a while.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I file that guy's comments under the "too fucking little, too fucking late" category.

Johnny Yen said...

Remember when arch-conservative Barry Goldwater came out against the gay ban in the military, saying he didn't care if a soldier was straight as long as he or she could shoot straight? Other conservatives tried to claim that his wife, who was somewhat younger (he'd been widowed) was some kind of svengalie and had brainwashed him. Anyone who knew anything about Goldwater knows how absurd this was.

Logic, civil liberties and other nuances of democratic life seem to elude them.