The McAuliffe Broken Record Nearing the End of the Grooves?
Michael Ubaldi, October 30, 2002.
Drudge has the scoop. I'll repost to the story later.
My introduction to this weasel was, quite fittingly, none other than this very weasel spending his Fox News Sunday interview to straight-face some baldfaced lies about arsenic and e-coli. Remember the Democrats' first steps into George W. Bush's first term, ladies and gents? When they tried to up-end the Bush administration's initial abdication of a Clinton order to drastically reduce the acceptably minute level of arsenic in specific natural reservoirs, essentially claiming that a refusal of Bush to move from the standard percentage to the Clinton-requested lower percentage was in fact an increase or carte blanche for poisoned Americans? As if all of us accept a nominal amount of arsenic in our bloodstream? As if there's a shadowy Arsenic Lobby to whom Bush grovels. "I really don't want to see my kids drinking arsenic in their water" and "I love my kids, and I don't think they should risk e-coli in their food" was the gist of his repetitive, masturbatory diatribe.
The whole sorry display reminded me of the Democrats' early-Nineties perception of "spending cuts," wherein a decrease in proposed hikes (from, say, 13% to 10%) were in fact "cuts." "Well golly," they'd pine, "any loving-caring-multiculturalist-softhearted American would have supported the hikes, so it's definitely a cut!" That sort of molestation of intellect boiled me then and boils me now.
Limbaugh dismissed McAuliffe as a "punk." I think old Terry's a buffoon. But the liberal Democrats are cannibals--anyone knows that. The weak are stripped for their hides and then eaten. As much as his antics may have steamed me, I grow fonder for the idea that McAuliffe's entry will be but a spark in the annals of politics--half of a page on one of the shorter chapters of a ten-volume series.
UPDATE: Here we go: Drudge even provided an innocuous photograph of the weasel in question.