Tuesday, August 24, 2004

And He Said Onto Ye, Go Forth And Spread Thy Word

Josh Marshall has, I think, the best definition of President Bush:

The same sort of moral cowardice that led him to support the Vietnam war but decide it wasn't for him, run companies into the ground and let others pay the bill, play gutter politics but run for the hills when someone asks him to say it to their face, those are the same qualities that led the president to lie the country into war, fail to prepare for the aftermath and then refuse to take responsibility for any of it when the bill started to come due.

That's the argument John Kerry needs to be making. And he needs to make it right now.

The whole post is infused with a frustration born of a self-imposed restraint, a restraint to be civil and substantively engaging with one's opponent. But as the Swift Boat Vet imbroglio persists, the mainstream liberal blogosphere, usually know to be a tame creature, is starting to sharpen its claws. It's about time.

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