Thursday, January 23, 2003
The childrens crusade
Digby has this up about Patty Murray's bin Laden (remember him?) comments:
Now, the campaign against Patty Murray's supposedly treasonous comments about Osama bin Laden to a senior honors class in Vancouver, Washington has been similarly exposed for the cynical manipulation it was. The students feel so strongly that the story was misrepresented that they also went to the media with a correction.
This seems to be a pattern.
Luckily for the future of the Republic, high school students have a far greater grasp of rational argument than right wing bloggers and Republicans do. It also appears that they are better able to understand the nuances of foreign policy than is the President of the United States. (But then, they are in a high school honors class so it's probably unfair to make a comparison to the cheerleader legacy frat boy...)
Murray has probably spoken bin Laden's name in public more in one week than President Dead or Alive has in three months.
As for Murray, I'm sure an apology from Sean Hannity is right around the corner....right along with his acceptance to MENSA.