Wednesday, August 09, 2006

If You Don't Like The Outcome, "Flip It."

As of this hour, there are only two posts on the Whitehouse dot gov location in terms of news and press briefings. The first is a press briefing, the second is a personnel announcement - both very light compared to the SOP for the W, Rove and Co. I still say there is something amiss when they don't post to the same degree over the course of going on three business days.

let's have a quick look at what they are saying about the Lieberman situation. Tony the Snow job's attempt to spin it tells us, well really reveals, how they choose to view negative news at the Whitehouse. If you don't like the truth, spin it the other way - or "flip it" as Tony would say:
As for the primary election in Connecticut last night, I know there's a lot of concern and interest about that. Democratic voters in Connecticut have made their choice, and they have chosen Ned Lamont over Senator Lieberman. Just a couple of observations. Key leaders in the national Democratic Party have made it clear -- let me back up. This is a defining moment in some ways for the Democratic Party. I know a lot of people have tried to make this a referendum on the President; I would flip it. I think instead it's a defining moment for the Democratic Party, whose national leaders now have made it clear that if you disagree with the extreme left in their party they're going to come after you. And it is probably worth trying to trace through some of the implications of that position, because it is clearly going to be one of the central issues as we get ready for the election campaign this year, that is, the mid-term elections.
Ah, doesn't that make you feel much better about the amount of denial that the W, Rove and Co is in?

So, if the news percolating out of the Crawford TX branch of Whitehouse is slow, what's the president up to? Well, apparently, the president is having/had a private lunch today and Tony the Snow-job is not saying who it's with:
The President this morning received his briefings from his national security team. He did have a bike ride. He has had a private lunch. I don't know who it's with, because it's none of my business. And he has also been talking on the phones today with the National Security Advisor, the Secretary of State.
Given that a number of GIs were KIA while the president was peddling his bike and clearing brush out of his "ranch," does this make any one feel good about his ability to lead us out of the quagmire he created in Iraq? Not me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Connecticut exit polling showed

78% thought Iraq was a mistake from the start.

60% of those above voted for Lamont.