Monday, October 20, 2003
If it had been said on Fox News...: about a liberal, then this would be all over the media and the liberal blogosphere as evidence of those hateful Republicans.
Unfortunately, this time it was a liberal talking about a devout Christian -- so it's OK.
Nina Totenberg of National Public Radio: “Now they’ve got this guy who’s head of the intelligence section in the Defense Department who’s being quoted as telling various groups, while he’s in uniform, that this is a Christian crusade against Muslims. I mean this is terrible, this is seriously bad stuff.”
Colbert King, Washington Post editorial writer: “The other thing about Boykin, he got it wrong. He said God put George Bush in the White House. The Supreme Court did it.”
Totenberg: “The Supreme Court put George Bush in the White House.”
Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist, joked: “It was 5,000 yentas in Palm Beach who couldn’t read the ballot. If that was not an act of providence, nothing is.”
Gordon Peterson, host: “By the way, he was showing pictures of Somalia, Mogadishu and there’s a black mark in the sky and he said 'these are demons who controlled this thing.’”
Totenberg: “Well, I hope he’s not long for this world because you can imagine-”
Several voices reacted in unison, drowning her out, including Peterson: “You putting a hit out on this guy or what?”
King: “Are you Reverend Pat Robertson?”
Totenberg: “No, no, no, no, no, no!”
Peterson: “What is this, the Sopranos?”
Totenberg: “In his job, in his job, in his job, please, please, in his job.”
Yeah, right. When I use the phrase "not long for this world" I'm talking about someone's employment, too.