Meanwhile, Will Saletan has some great advice for the hacks who have spent the last few months doing nothing but working on the ‘Bush is a liar’ meme. No need to point names- you guys kow who you are (and this will apply to the right wing should the Democrats ever get their act together and get in power of something other than the NAACP and the NEA). Saletan explains it is time for you to grow up:
I’m not excusing the games Republicans play. But by projecting all evil onto Republicans, Democrats spread the same political disease: the notion that you don’t have to be wary of lying or cheating unless the other side is doing it. Lying and cheating don’t belong to Republicans or Democrats. We’re all susceptible, and we’re all guilty.
Sure, some people are more guilty than others. But if that’s your obsession, I commend to you the words of my colleague, Jack Shafer: If you’re interested in which wing lies more, you’re probably not very interested in the truth.
The natural response- “But Bush really is the biggest liar ever- we can’t let the Re’thug’licans bully us into not playing hardball.” The Shafer piece is a must read, btw.