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Sunday, March 14, 2010

The lying liars

Posted By on Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 8:11 AM

Can there be too many reminders of the dishonesty and underhanded tactics of the Bush administration and chief puppeteer Karl Rove (mentor of Tim Griffin, who hopes to bring Rovian politics to Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District)?

No.

Today, Frank Rich points out a few more lies.

Now the revisionist floodgates have opened with the simultaneous arrival of Karl Rove’s memoir and Keep America Safe, a new right-wing noise machine invented by Dick Cheney’s daughter Liz and the inevitable William Kristol. This gang’s rewriting of history knows few bounds. To hear them tell it, 9/11 was so completely Bill Clinton’s fault that it retroactively happened while he was still in office. The Bush White House is equally blameless for the post-9/11 resurgence of the Taliban, Al Qaeda and Iran. Instead it’s President Obama who is endangering America by coddling terrorists and stopping torture.

Could any of this non-reality-based shtick stick? So far the answer is No. Rove’s book and Keep America Safe could be the best political news for the White House in some time. This new eruption of misinformation and rancor vividly reminds Americans why they couldn’t wait for Bush and Cheney to leave Washington.

But the old regime’s attack squads are relentless and shameless.

They stop at nothing, not even political subversion of the U.S. Justice Department. Karl's boy Tim can fill you in on that.


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