Teddy Chappaquiddick sure is a predictable old womanizing drunk, because the blogosphere has him nailed dead to rights:
ON JANUARY 30, TOM MASON BLOGGED THIS:
I want to point out something to everyone who is bashing Senator Kennedy for calling for an immediate withdrawal of 12,000 troops following the elections. That was the Bush administration plan all along, except for the “immediate” part. U.S. forces were increased by 12,000 in the last month or two in order to help with security for the elections. So we will see the troop levels decrease by 12,000 in the very near future. I wonder if when the troops start coming home, the MSM will say that Bush realized that Kennedy was right after all?
Senator [Kennedy] is not stupid. He made a prediction on an event he knew was going to happen. Now he’s hoping that everyone will be too stupid to notice.
And voila! Kennedy’s plan works.
Today, the old drunk was on Meet the Press:
MR. RUSSERT: But, Senator, there is a difference. I asked him, “Do you agree with Senator Kennedy…”
SEN. KENNEDY: That’s right.
MR. RUSSERT: “…on a fixed timetable?” He said no.
SEN. KENNEDY: I agree that he doesn’t agree with my call for the immediate troop withdrawals, although we’ve had, as we saw in the Armed Services Committee just this last week, that–General Myers effectively announcing the withdrawal of some 15,000 troops, like I had suggested.
In other words: “I was right, I was right!” What a cynical, deceitful jerk. Then there was this bit:
MR. RUSSERT: Senator, John Kerry, your colleague from Massachusetts, has called on the secretary of defense to resign. Do you agree with Senator Kerry?
SEN. KENNEDY: Well, I had asked for his resignation previously at the time of Abu Ghraib. But the issue really isn’t his resignation. It’s about changing of policy. And I think what we just heard in the last half-hour is why we need a strategy and why we need a policy that is going to permit the American to bring our troops home with honor.
Hrmm. Peace with honor. Where have I heard that before? Ted Kennedy is the modern Pied Piper, singing the same old tune as he leads these rats down the path to complete irrelevance.
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