The sensible left is finally starting to get it- but hey- I told you this months ago when you guys handed the reins to the likes of Pelosi and company. At any rate, here is Matthew Miller’s take:
Every so often you come across evidence that a political party is losing its mind. Something like that is happening to Democrats over President Bush’s fabulous “top gun” photo-op aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln. It’s a case study in how Bush and Karl Rove have left so many Democrats undone.
Rep. Henry Waxman of California has asked the General Accounting Office to provide a full accounting of the landing’s costs, since the event had “clear political overtones.” Sen. Robert Byrd, who, as longtime appropriations czar, is in no position to throw stones over dubious uses of taxpayer money, lashed out at Bush instead for “flamboyant showmanship,” saying the White House had no business using the carrier “as an advertising backdrop” for the president’s speech. Democratic staffers are working overtime to gin up media interest in the “scandal.”
Go read the whole thing.
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