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Friday, May 05, 2006

A Stone Throwing Contest in the House of Glass

(Keywords: politics, media, DUI, the desperation of the right )

A lot is being made on the right about rep. Patrick Kennedy's, son of Ted, traffic accident under the influence. Michelle Malkin's on the story. I'm starting to notice that, for a professional writer, she doesn't do a lot of writing. Mostly, she just quotes stuff. It's kind of weird. I mean, a copy and paste job from someone like me is understandable - I'm not getting paid. But someone's not getting their money's worth out of Shelly.

Of course, this is all about a democrat being caught up in a scandal for once. But is driving under the influence something the right should really bring up? From

Cheney has two. Rush Limbaugh seems to be silent on this story, I wonder why?

Don't get me wrong, what Kennedy did was criminal. He said he'd had this problem since he was a young man, so he should've known better than to start taking psycho-active drugs for any reason. If your an addict, you'll fall in love with it. I've known people in recovery who'll refuse to use even cough medicine.

But the right's not going to get anywhere with this one. They can't paint the entire democratic party as the driver of that car. Their own scandals are much broader and reach to the very heart of the republican party; Tom DeLay, Jack Abramoff, etc. In fact, Porter Goss has resigned as the Director of the CIA, without giving any reason for it. Never a good sign. There's reason to believe he's gotten caught up in Hookergate.

The right would be smart to get their own glass house in order.