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

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Saturday, June 25, 2005

White House 'puzzled.' Sky still blue.

It isn't surprising that Fearless Leader claims to find it 'puzzling' that people are angry at top advisor Karl Rove for accusing Democrats of supporting terrorists. He's also puzzled by firewater, the thunderstick, and how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.

And in what's turning out to be a banner day for linking to rightie crackpots, I'm citing Faux News. But strictly for their willingness to play rent boy for the neo-fascists. Keep in mind

A White House official said Friday the administration finds it "somewhat puzzling" that Democrats are demanding presidential adviser Karl Rove's apology or resignation for implying that liberals are soft on terrorism.

"I think Karl was very specific, very accurate, in who he was pointing out," communications director Dan Bartlett said. "It's touched a chord with these Democrats. I'm not sure why."

Congressional Republicans earlier joined the White House in standing solidly behind Rove, saying he shouldn't apologize and that he was outlining a philosophical divide between a president who sought to win the war on terrorism by taking the fight to the enemy and Democrats who questioned that approach.

Keep in mind that as I pointed out earlier, no less a right-wing kook than Rick "Spreading" Santorum has backed away from Rove's remarks.