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


Monday, October 30, 2006

A few more trips to the well... OF FEAR!!!

Ahhhhh, to return to the 1980's. Back in those days, if you questioned right-wing politics you were just labeled a communist. At least, that was the case on my school's playground. These days the default refuge of reactionaries confronted with uncomfortable facts is a little more charged.

Lynne Cheney joined their ranks last Friday by asking Wolf Blitzer if maybe he wasn't harboring some terrorist sympathies. Blitzer, who isn't exactly known for hard-hitting journalism, was shocked and took some time to respond.

Husband Dick? He was so impressed with his wife ("You're so beautiful when you demagogue!") that they came up with a pet name for it. Then he showed her how it's really done:

Today on Fox News’ Your World With Neil Cavuto, Vice President Dick Cheney said it was his belief that insurgents were increasing their violence to try to influence the midterm elections. (. . .)

Media Matters, citing Ron Suskind’s One Percent Doctrine, notes that CIA analysts concluded that bin Laden’s message in the days before the Nov. 2004 contest "was clearly designed to assist the President's reelection."