Friday, October 28, 2005

All hands abandon ship!

That's seems to be the order coming down from the Conservative Heights today.

What bad luck for the GOP. First, a highly qualified, straight shooting, independent minded jurirst with no ties to the Whitehouse is wrongfully torpedoed by those Howard Kurtz calls the, "conservative punditocracy" (aside: how's Punditocracy for the scarriest new word of the year?)

Now, in an unforeseen and never-looked for tragedy, I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby has been run over by the grandson of F. Scott Fitzgerald. At least that's what I think happened.

In other shocking news, rising stars in the GOP are beginning to question their faith in the all-powerful GOP. At least that's what Minnesotan's heard on the radio this morning:

On a day when DFL gubernatorial candidate Mike Hatch locked up his third quick labor endorsement, an uncharacteristically downbeat Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty acknowledged that his party is "on the ropes" nationally and that he would consider himself "lucky to get reelected."
The cynical part of me can't help but think all of the theatrics surrounding the Rove-Libby-Cheney-Plame fiasco (some would go so far as to say breech of national security) are part of a semi-scripted, semi-ad libbed act by GOPers to show they are contrite, to show they are distancing themselves from the President, and will turn around in about 2 or 3 months (just in time for caucuses and early off-year primaries) to show a rejuvinated, energetic, perhaps even spry, GOP that is leaner, and if you can believe it, meaner.

We'll see.

1 comment:

jjhare said...

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