A pathetic attempt to exculpate the first lady

“Desperate” is a word so overused in American political debate, with everyone calling his opponent “desperate” every time the opponent opens his mouth, that I avoid using the word myself. But no other word adequately describes the attempt by a pro-Bush blogger to argue that Mrs. Bush did not say what everyone thinks she said on the Today show Tuesday morning, namely that when Matt Lauer asked her if sexism was involved in the conservative opposition to Harrier Miers, Mrs. Bush replied it was “possible.” After the blogger’s pretentious buildup to his presentation of the “true” manuscript of the interview, which he says he has unearthed through numerous viewings of the tape, it turns out that that’s exactly what Mrs. Bush said. The distinction the blogger finds between his “true” version and the commonly believed version is trivial at best, non-existent at worst.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 12, 2005 08:51 PM | Send

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