A tribute to Condoleeza Rice and George W. Bush who, despite voluminious evidence to the contrary, said, "I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile," adding that "even in retrospect" there was "nothing" to suggest that" and "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees," respectively.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Andrea Gets the Memo: Forgets to be subtle

Memo: From Karl Rove to Andrea Mitchell

re: Hillary Clinton

Andrea, it is important that we frame Hillary Clinton as a self-serving politician whose motives for positions she takes are calculated for her own political future and not for the good of the country. It is important to “suggest” this subtly until such time as this premise is accepted as legitimate and we get others on board. As always, we appreciate the assistance you and Alan have provided in protecting dumbass from himself.

From Meet the Press:

MR. RUSSERT: Andrea Mitchell, you heard Hillary Clinton say that we should not have a withdrawal of troops at this time. There should not be a timetable, that that would be a green light to the terrorists, totally separating herself from Ted Kennedy and other Democrats; quite striking.

MS. ANDREA MITCHELL: Very striking. Hillary Clinton, since she joined the Armed Services Committee, which was her choice and what she wanted when she went to the Senate, has positioned herself very smartly for other own political future, both in '06 and potentially '08. And she has made herself very much a moderate Democratic voice on these defense issues. She spent a lot of time with the military in New York state, but she's also been a couple of times to Baghdad, and she, today, in your interview, very clearly said that we should not be withdrawing, we should not be sending those signals to the insurgency and she is very cautious about positioning herself in the middle of this political spectrum.

Amazingly, Timbo didn't have such a discussion about John McCain's positions and potential posturing for 2008.

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