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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Now he tells us

Add Alan Greenspan to the long list of Washington factotums who have the courage to say the emperor has no clothes -- after they leave the scene.

It started with Paul O'Neill -- and Bush campaign hatchet man Matthew Dowd offered the sharpest defection. George Tenet was mainly interested in saving his own Medal of Freedom-bedecked butt, yet offered a valuable viewpoint too.

But my question is "why did they speak up only when there were substantial book advances and royalties at stake? " Oh, never mind.

But the truth telling is in sharp and welcome contrast to the kamikaze attacks being launched by diehards still trying to defend the indefensible.

Whether it was MoveOn.org's ill-advised ad (hey, virtually no one but you reads this blog!) or the asinine effort to twist Deval Patrick's words on 9-11, the Great Conservative Smear Machine is cranking up for Armageddon.

Funny thing though -- there's little outrage over House Minority Leader John Boehner's belittling of troop sacrifices (that's surely what the Attack Machine would have called if if a Democrat had offered the same comment).

It all goes back to the premise upon which this blog was founded: the armies of the right will engage in fear and smear, shatter lives and reputations, to cover their own failures. History is repeating itself yet again.

Is anyone listening?

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Blogger W.C. Varones said...

That's the pot calling the kettle whore-y.

September 15, 2007 12:09 PM  

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