Feingold Pushes for Bush Censure
A news report tells us that Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, who is widely thought to be pursuing the Democratic presidential nomination for 2008, will introduce a Senate resolution today to censure President Bush for authorizing the wiretapping of telephone conversations of suspected terrorists.
I agree: President Bush should not have invaded the privacy of terrorists planning to attack the United States.
Accusations that Sen. Feingold is grandstanding, or printing political capital are unwarranted, and beneath contempt.
Tapes Reveal WMD Plans by Saddam
Another news report informs us that audiotapes of Saddam Hussein and his aides support the Bush administration's contention that the Iraqi dictator was determined to rebuild his arsenal of weapons of mass destruction once the international community had tired of inspections and left him alone.
These tapes have obviously been doctored, and/or those releasing this information are liars. Everyone knows that Saddam Hussein went straight after the United Nations passed numerous resolutions and foreswore WMD, terrorism and the ruthless murder of his innocent subjects.
Why won’t President Bush just come clean and admit that he attacked Iraq for the oil, and to take everyone’s attention off the 9-11 attacks that he and Vice President Cheney engineered?
Sen. Clinton’s Love-Hate Relationship with Wal-Mart
Still another report says that Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) served on Wal-Mart's board of directors for six years when her husband was governor of Arkansas, and the law firm of which she was a partner, The Rose Law Firm, handled many of the Arkansas-based company's legal affairs.
The story goes on to say that she told an audience at the convention of the National Retail Federation in 2004 that her time on the board "was a great experience in every respect." More recently, however, the company has become a target for Democratic activists, and she has largely steered clear of any mention of Wal-Mart. Late last year, Mrs. Clinton's re-election campaign returned a $5,000 contribution from Wal-Mart, citing "serious differences with current company practices."
“As Mrs. Clinton sheds her Arkansas past and considers a 2008 presidential run,” the story continues, “the Wal-Mart issue presents a dilemma: how to reconcile the political demands she faces today with her history at a company on which many American consumers depend but many Democratic activists revile.”
This is the media at its worst. Why can’t they leave this poor woman alone? We all know that the kind of mind-changing and backing-and-filling and hypocrisy that Mrs. Clinton is being accused of is only practiced by Republicans. This type of public torture of someone who only wants to help us is a new low for the news media.