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
Friday, September 08, 2006
The righties have a gift for throwing out arguments so bizarre, so utterly divorced from anything that would qualify as an actual reasonable point, that you don't quite know whether to applaud the pure chutzpah or just vomit. A recent gem in this genre was produced by Hugh Hewitt.
Critics of the program want to argue that a five hour program has collapsed eight years too brusquely. There is, by the way, zero mention in the fve hours of the allegations that Clinton let bin Laden slip through his fingers when the terror chief was offered up by Sudan. There is no Atta meeting in Prague, no suggestion of a Saddam history of terror ties unrelated to 9/11 --in short, there is no reaching by the writer/producers/director.
In other words, sure there are things that never happpened portrayed in the show. But what about all the things that never happened the show doesn't include? That proves it's completely fair, right? It's not as if they put in a scene of Hillary having a three-way with Janet Reno and Saddam Hussein. Ok, they did, but the practices and standards division made them take it out. It isn't in the final cut, which clearly shows how completely fair and balanced it is.