June 16, 2006

MEMO TO MS CLIFT:

Rove’s Trap: The president's strategist is politicizing the Iraq war for partisan political gain. Will the Dems figure out how to fight back? (Eleanor Clift, 6/16/06, Newsweek)

Our towel-snapping president is feeling better.

Just because you feel like you've been whipped like a rented mule doesn't make him a towel-snapper.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 16, 2006 10:32 PM
Comments

My wife and I were just joking about this one. No way the Dems can "fight back" a la Peter Beinart w/o alienating their base big time. They made their own tarbaby.

Posted by: ghostcat at June 16, 2006 10:59 PM

Now, if Bill Clinton were President, Eleanor's discussion regarding towels would go in a very different direction, no?

Posted by: ratbert at June 16, 2006 11:52 PM

Gee, and I thought that the Dems were eager to fight the midterms on the war. Guess it's call off the on-bringers all over again.

Posted by: David Cohen at June 17, 2006 12:03 AM

Too late, they realized that the ChimpyMcBusHitler doll left on their doorstep was just another tarbaby.

Posted by: ghostcat at June 17, 2006 12:32 AM

"Its appalling that an administration led by chicken hawks... Remind me about Ms. Clift's military service?

Another "all-powerful Rove" column. Funny. Rove is a good but not great political operative. Not as good as Lee Atwater was, for instance. He has one big thing going for him. The Dem opposition is so weak that he looks like a genius constantly.

Posted by: Bob at June 17, 2006 2:06 PM

"Call off the on-bringers" still makes me laugh. It was just too perfect.

Posted by: rds at June 17, 2006 7:51 PM
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