Saturday, July 21, 2007

Et tu, Brute?

So Mike Bahnicle of the Boston Globe was sitting in for Tweety on Hardball last night. There was a roundtable discussion about the Pentagon's dangerously un-democratic criticism of HRC.

One of the panelists was conservative Terry Jeffrey. Typically he's on the show to lie and obfuscate and defend the Administration. Last night he criticized the Pentagon and said HRC was entitled to the information she'd requested. He even quoted the requisite sections of the Constitution.

I fell on the floor. In recent weeks Bill O'Reilly, Peggy Noonan, The Washington Times' kooky Moonie editorial page, and the Richard Mellon Scaife-owned Pittsburgh Tribune-Review have criticized Bush and the Iraq debacle. And now die-hard loyalist Terry Jeffrey is defending Hilary Rodham Clinton against deeply dishonest Bush administration attacks.

If his most loyal ideological "intellectuals" are criticizing Bush and calling his policies stupid and--in some cases--questioning his mental stability and competence--then who are the 25% of the population who still support the guy?

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