Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Wednesday, July 16, 2003
The Party of Responsibility
MR. RUSSERT: But the very next day, Mr. Secretary, this is what you said, talking to the press on January 29th: ”[Saddam’s] regime has the design for a nuclear weapon ... and recently was discovered seeking significant quantities of uranium from Africa.”
Let me see if I have this straight: the President can't be held responsible for the content of his speeches because the speeches are written and cleared by his subordinates. And the subordinates can't be held responsible because they are merely repeating the President's position. Nobody can be held to account unless they are Bill Clinton - or a Clinton appointee like George Tenet.