January 17, 2005


On Gonzales, Kennedy Breaks With Colleagues (Mike Allen and Brian Faler, January 17, 2005, Washington Post)

Democratic senators have been lambasting President Bush's nominee for attorney general, White House Counsel Alberto R. Gonzales, for his role in developing aggressive administration policies for the detention and interrogation of suspected terrorists. But most have said they would vote to confirm him anyway. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) broke with his colleagues yesterday and said on television that he is "leaning against" supporting Gonzales at the moment.

A savvy move by the smartest Democrat, who knows this will help the most moderate possible appointee to the Supreme Court with the Right.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 17, 2005 11:48 AM

TK is very savvy; his rep as a tired *ss-grabbing old drunk only makes him more effective. Bush was hoodwinked on NCLB because he didn't realize he was looking in a mirror of misunderestimization.

Posted by: JimGooding at January 17, 2005 12:55 PM

Even Ted is smart enopugh to know he was the one hood-winked on NCLB.

Posted by: oj at January 17, 2005 1:02 PM

Ted Kennedy in 2002:

"There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein's regime is a serious danger, that
he is a tyrant, and that his pursuit of lethal weapons of mass destruction
cannot be tolerated. He must be disarmed."

Senator Edward Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts)
Speech at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
September 27, 2002


Posted by: Observer at January 17, 2005 4:07 PM

Looks like I got us deleted, h-man. The phrase I ought to have used was "smarter than either of us." You've nothing to apologize for, and please accept mine!

Posted by: joe shropshire at January 17, 2005 8:29 PM

The only losers in NCLB are the taxpayers and the kids.

Kennedy remains the poster boy for the America-hating left. Now, he is offending Hispanics, whose rank and file support Gonzalez.

Posted by: Bart at January 21, 2005 9:01 AM