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Thursday, October 28, 2004

Those Elusive Explosives

Josh Marshall has been following the story closely, and I'm inclined to agree with this analysis of the administration's attempts to get it off the table. With the dubious help of Drudge.

The standard MO for the White House in sticky situations is to A) switch the debate to something else (Mary Cheney vs. Bush's debate performances), or B) attempt to defuse the problem by raising doubts (Kerry's war record and the Swifties). But it's always about obfuscation. With the state of the media, and their obsession with not seeming biased, it's as easy as putting someone out there with a countercharge. And this is a sterling example. No matter how dubious the claim, they're guaranteed equal time. Sad.