Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Is this the government we deserve? 
George Santayana must be grinning evilly in his grave...

From Josh Marshall at TPM:
More on Soros and Hastert.

The Hill has a piece in Wednesday's paper in which the reporter asked Hastert's spokesman John Feehery whether he had any evidence of Soros' ties or funding by drug cartels. Feehery makes clear that he and his boss have no evidence for this whatsoever but insist that they stand behind the vaguely but ominously worded accusation.

(See this link for actual video of what Haster said. It's worth taking a moment to watch it because the bare words of text don't really do it justice.)

These are scary times. And it's an ominous sign of the times that the Speaker of the House can float such a false and extremely defamatory charge and have the behavior go almost unnoticed in the press.

Think about it.

If Bush wins in November and the Publicans retain control of both the Senate and House, how long will it be before we see something like a reconstituted House Un-American Activities Committee?

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