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Perfidiousness on Pelosi

The faux outrage over Nancy Pelosi's trip to Syria has reached mind-numbing inanity. It's bad enough to have the editorial boards of the Washington Post and USA Today mischaracterizing the particulars of the trip but the WSJ op-ed by Robert Turner shows the depths to which critics will plunge in order to suggest the Speaker did something untoward in her meet and greet with President Assad. What has the White House and their sycophants scared shitless is not that their criticisms will be proven correct but rather the antithesis. They fear any measure or action which threatens to pierce the veil of Bush as all-powerful executive and his dictates as infallible. They fear the undoing of an imagine that Karl Rove and Dick Cheney sought to cultivate even before George II ascended the throne.

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(Filed at State of the Day)