Thursday, April 07, 2005

And They're Wrong, and I Laugh

There's been a lot of talk lately about a memo that circulated around the Congress GOP leaders regarding the Schiavo case. It cited the political advantages of taking on the issue - passing unpresidented legislation, etc. It also said:
"This is an important moral issue and the pro-life base will be excited that the Senate is debating this important issue."
Right Wing bloggers, or "wingers" (unrelated: remember Kip Winger?!) smelled a rat. They're always smelling something. They were convinced this was another "Rather-gate."

Power Line:
The memo in question is a pathetic piece of work. Any competent person could look at it and see that it is not a product of the Republican leadership. It is on a blank piece of paper; no letterhead, no signature, no identification. Anyone in the world could have typed it ... The only people reported to have distributed it (by the New York Times) were Democratic staffers. And--most fundamentally--it is absurd to think that the Republican leadership would produce a "talking points" memo discussing what great politics the Schiavo case was for Republicans. Those aren't talking points; not for Republicans, anyway. The memo benefited the only party that it could possibly have benefited: the Democrats.
The Prejudicial Effect:
First CBS, now the Senate. Evidence is beginning to show that the infamous GOP Memo re: Terri Schiavo was not, technically, ever seen by a single Republican senator.
There were many more.

Ahhhhh, sweet sweet truth:

The Washington Post: (You remember - that crazy mainstream media)
The legal counsel to Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) admitted yesterday that he was the author of a memo citing the political advantage to Republicans of intervening in the case of Terri Schiavo, the senator said in an interview last night.
Now, naturally, that legal council has resigned, and Martinez is sure he never read it - he simply passed it on with other papers by mistake. Sure, I never look through stuff before I give it to my boss either.

Doesn't the current administration have more important things to worry about?

Oddly, there have been very few retractions on the websites quoted above. I suppose the truth only sometimes matters.


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