Monday, May 08, 2006

He said, she said

It's happened again.

Just when you thought that the GDub administration couldn't get any wackier and more out of touch, it has happened again.

The key to this particular turn of events is the internal memo (which has, of course, filtered out to the media) requesting that all cabinet members put a positive spin on the war in Iraq into their speeches. Sure, I can understand the desire to get some solidarity out there. After all, when you're the Pres. and your approval rating is stuck below 40%, you want people to side with you, as opposed to lining up across the yard. And it even makes sense for some of the cabinet positions to incorporate the administrations points, even if they have to bold-faced lie to get the words out. Truly, there is no reason why the Sec'ys of State or Defense can not follow this practice, and stand firm with GDub and his positions.

But Agriculture? Housing and Urban Development? That's right. Every single cabinet position (and sub-cabinet position) needs to incorporate the administration's talking points about the war. This means that, in the middle of a speech about soybean futures or sub-standard housing, we could hear the words, "the President has a clear strategy for victory in Iraq."

Maybe they think the more we hear it, the more likely we are to finally believe it. Funny thing is, the only thing I'm really believing right now from the administration is what GDub has referred to as his best moment. "I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5 pound perch in my lake."

Funny, I'm not seeing any positive spin on the war in Iraq there.

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