Monday, November 13, 2006

A comforting familiarity

Check out Charles Krauthammer's pathetic attempt to spin the last election into a conservative gain. What I find particularly funny is this little gem:

Because both houses have gone Democratic, the election is correctly seen as an expression of no confidence in the central issue of the campaign: Iraq. It was not so much the war itself as the perceived administration policy of "stay the course," which implied endless intervention with no victory in sight.

Perceived administration policy? about explicitly stated administration policy? Bush himself said something like this in last week's speech when he said he couldn't imagine how it "seeped into people's heads" that he ever advocated staying the course. I guess all those times he said "stay the course" don't count. Still, just as it's comforting to know that tomorrow the sun will rise and objects will still fall down, it's good to know that the GOP is still adept at distributing shockingly untrue but oft-repeated talking points.

On other matters, did anyone think that last week's "Battlestar Galactica" concluded with a hit on the old reset button? In my view, we found out very little that was new, and ended up pretty much where we began.


Blogger Daniel J. Linehan said...

Yeah, I felt that way about BSG too. I was actually taken aback a little bit by it, since it seemed like the episode before it was preparing for a number of long-term story arcs. I thought they would do more with the beacon, for ex.

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