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November 15, 2006

Mel Martinez: "I won't be an attack dog"

It gets better and better.

Now, I hardly think it would be politic for an RNC head to announce, "My plan is to be an attack dog." You don't say that. You just do it (while denying you're doing it).

And you have to make conciliatory noises with the Democrats (falsely) sounding the same notes. A couple days after the election I saw Chuck Schumer speak, and it was a great speech -- all about reconcilliation, moving forward, thanking Americans for the "trust" they had placed in the Democrats, and vowing not to violate that trust. Yeah, that's right-- Chuck Schumer sounded good.

Now, I don't think he meant a damn word of it, but it was a good speech.

So the Republicans have to play along too.

He does offer this:

Martinez said the contest should be about "a battle of ideas" and not partisanship.

... which sounds better.

Problem is, I kind of think he's serious. He's going to try to make nice-nice, which just means more liberalism, this time endorsed, more or less, by the GOP.

In the interests of "uniting the coutry" around a program conservatives despise, you understand. You've got to have that "unity."

Plus, of course, he's now Bush's pointman on pushing through his ill-advised and politically unpopular amnesty plan. And he is the head of the RNC -- making that, I suppose, the official GOP position, at least nominally.



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