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September 03, 2005

CNN Questions The Timing

Cafferty and Blitzer both suspect that Bush's tour of the damage and the massive influx of relief were timed together for political advantage.

Here's the thing: It wasn't a coincidence. But the Angry Left has been demanding purely symbolic gestures by Bush for five days now-- cutting his "vacation" short, visiting the damaged areas, etc.

When he accedes to their demands for feel-good symbolism, they then claw him for doing so.

Pick an f'n' story and stick to it, guys.

Bush was quite capable of directing (to the extent needed) the releif efforts from Crawford. Most of the White House staff was with him throughout his "vacation." That's why they call it "the Western White House."

But you demanded he pull Clinton and Gore "feel your pain" stunt-appearances. He did so. Now you accuse him of pandering.

He was pandering. To you. To your demands for empty gestures.

You got the empty gestures. So why are you complaining now?

One would begin to suspect that the Angry Left and Liberal Legacy Media (largely overlapping groups) are simply going to criticize Bush when he does X as well as when he does not-X.


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