The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Tuesday, May 24, 2005

NYT: Deal a "small victory" for Bush

Exhibit 1 in spinning the filibuster compromise. The NYT article insists that this is a win for Bush, although it doesn't seem to explain why. The four quotes come from Scott McClellan, and unnamed "veteran Republican with close ties to the White House" (who attacks Dems as "brain-dead"), the admin's communications director, and a "presidential scholar at Georgetown University" who talks about Clinton and Gingrich.

Nothing from beltway Democrats. Nothing about the far-right's anger over the deal. Nothing about Frist having rejected all compromise overtures (although there is a picture of Frist and Reid together, smiling).

Irresponsible stuff, to say the least. So it looks like things are already back to normal.