Damning with faint praise
Posted by aogSunday, 09 July 2006 at 12:04 TrackBack Ping URL

Via Brothers Judd is an article in which President Bush praises special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald. One is left wondering if this isn’t part of a plan to discredit Fitzgerald and help bury his investigation. Previous attempts of this nature involved attacking the prosecutor and that didn’t work well. Now, however, because of the widespread occurence of Bush Derangement Syndrome, Bush can simpy say nice things about Fitzgerald which in turn will lead the MAL to despite Fitzgerald and run a villificatio campaign against him. Bush looks nice to the non-deranged, Fitzgerald gets slimed, and the moonbats move on to some other “outrage”. All the hallmarks of a Rovian psy-op.

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pj Monday, 10 July 2006 at 20:23

You’re reaching here. Fitzgerald not only neglected to investigate the possibility that a Democrat leaked Plame’s identity before Libby or Rove, he guaranteed to his reporter witnesses that he wouldn’t ask them how or when they learned Plame’s identity. In other words, the sole purpose of his investigation was to get Libby or Rove on a false statements charge, and the left knows it. There won’t be any effort to vilify their own guy.

Why is Bush praising him? It’s a savvy move, costs him nothing and makes him look friendly and cooperative and bipartisan, which makes his less disciplined opponents look ungenerous.

Annoying Old Guy Tuesday, 11 July 2006 at 09:23

No, not reaching — just being silly.

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