Friday, September 19, 2003
We now go to Bob Herbert, whose efforts at being even-handed and open-minded seems to have led to his brain falling out. First he outlines the roles of each Democratic candidate written in stone into the press corps screenplay. Especially egregious is his section where he compares campaign promises with reality. To steal a phrase from The Daily Howler, try to believe he said this:
The problem, of course, is that presidencies are not won on paper. It takes awhile — sometimes too long — to determine what's real about a politician, any politician. Lyndon Johnson ran as a peace candidate in 1964. Richard Nixon said he had a secret plan to end the war in Vietnam. George Herbert Walker Bush told the voters to read his lips. Bill Clinton said, "I did not have sex. . . ." And George W. Bush assured us he was uniter, not a divider.One of these things is not like the other... Herbert's been so mesmerized by the Clenis that he seems to have forgotten which campaign promises Clinton might have broken, instead going to a statement one full year into his second term.
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