Notes on the Atrocities
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Monday, September 22, 2003  

Headline of the Day: Bush Calls Criticism of War 'Uncivil.' Seems the most powerful man on earth is concerned that Teddy Kennedy's tone of voice might not have been perfectly kosher.

In an Oval Office interview with Fox News' Brit Hume, Bush said that while he respected Kennedy, the senator "should not have said we were trying to bribe foreign nations."

"I don't mind people trying to pick apart my policies, and that's fine and that's fair game," Bush said in the interview that will air tonight. "But, you know, I don't think we're serving our nation well by allowing the discourse to become so uncivil that people say — use words that they shouldn't be using."

In order to reach maximum irony, the story should include something about the Hammer weighing in, right? Ask and it shall be delivered:

Kennedy's comments, part of the drumbeat of criticism Bush has received lately from Democrats, were described as a "new low" by House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Kennedy dismissed DeLay's comments, saying that GOP leaders are avoiding questions about Bush's policies "by attacking the patriotism of those who question them."

That sounds a nice note for a Monday morning, don't you think?

posted by Jeff | 9:09 AM |
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