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Friday, April 04, 2003
After Senator John Kerry shot off his mouth the other day about how the U.S. needs "regime change," a phrase that connotes the removal of a dictator by violent means, Tom Daschle is laying low:
This from a guy who tells his staff to read the Drudge Report, which had Kerry's comment plastered all over it the other day. posted by Jason | 11:50 AM
Look at the first thing that pops up from this Google search.posted by Jason | 7:58 AM
Thursday, April 03, 2003
Here's an interesting factoid reported in the Rapid City Journal in the days following Tom Daschle's intemperate remarks:
posted by Jason | 9:25 PM
George McGovern doesn't want to get too self-righteous about his mindless pacifism. McGovern hits all the talking points in this article: Bush was selected not elected; Bush is the greatest threat to American troops; military-industrial complex; imperial crusades abroad; Saddam falsely built up as a threat; blah, blah, blah.... The funniest part is Mr. McGovern whining about how the Washington Post wouldn't publish his musings. I guess somehow that's censorship.
Where's the recusal? More and more, it appears that Tom Daschle is taking a leadership role in bailing out the airline industry. Tom Daschle's wife is a lobbyist for the airline industry. No one can deny that this has the appearance of impropriety. Tom Daschle should recuse himself from this issue.posted by Jason | 9:13 AM
Wednesday, April 02, 2003
This is too funny.posted by Jason | 9:39 PM
Brent Bozell always has the liberal media's shenanigans covered. In this column he discusses the three television networks' coverage of Tom Daschle's intemperate comments.posted by Jason | 9:05 PM
I see that the Harbour Group's client list includes PhRMA, the pharmaceutical industry trade group that fought against adding a prescription drug benefit to Medicare. The Harbour Group is run by one of Tom Daschle's former staffers and current good buddy, Joel Johnson. I wonder if Dave Kranz ever will have a snide comment about this, like he did with John Thune. Here's what Kranz wrote awhile back:
posted by Jason | 9:56 AM
Looks like Turkey might have an inside track to access Tom Daschle's clout:
I guess we're going to give Turkey $1 billion despite the fact that they wouldn't help us out with Iraq. We shouldn't give them a dime.
posted by Jason | 7:47 AM
Tuesday, April 01, 2003
Andrew Sullivan notices that Tom Daschle, that savvy political tactician, is in a hole and yet keeps on digging. Hey, no problem with that here. I'd toss him a shovel.posted by Jason | 9:39 PM
Denise Ross of the Rapid City Journal says Tom Daschle has fanned the flames with his lame excuse about how his "timing wasn't the best" when he made his intemperate remarks. Fanned the flames. Just when he thought objection over his comments had subsided. Oops.posted by Jason | 5:05 PM
Sorry about the dearth of posts today. Blogger has been screwing up on its obligations to paying customers most of the day today, preventing me from posting. It really made me quite unhappy. But I think I'm over it.posted by Jason | 3:14 PM
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Monday, March 31, 2003
Quote of the Day:
posted by Jason | 11:52 AM
I almost forgot to mention this snippet of information from last week's Roll Call article about Tom Daschle's intemperate comments:
posted by Jason | 11:18 AM
"And now we have Peter Arnett, mouthing Ba'ath Party propaganda, lying about declining support for the war in the U.S., sucking up to the Stalinists who control the Iraqi police state, and generally making a huge ass of himself." Andrew Sullivan is on a roll. I've just now noticed that, despite my reading the Daily Dish nearly everyday, I have failed to link to it on my favorite blog list. Well, now it's there.
Sunday, March 30, 2003
Probably the worst thing about Tom Daschle's intemperate remarks is the aspect least talked about. Tom said that the death of a single soldier would be the fault of President Bush, without at all castigating Saddam Hussein, who is alone responsible for this war. A Chicago Sun-Times columnist discusses this point.
I'm appalled at how the media are already characterizing the war as a quagmire. My favorite man of the left responds. Andrew Sullivan also makes some predictions about the outcome of the war and the consequences for the Democrats and the New York Times.posted by Jason | 4:47 PM