Friday, February 11, 2005
Time to whip it out again: It's hasn't seen much use since 2000, but it's time to dust it off and post it again.
Forty-three Democrats in the Senate and that pesky former-Republican/turncoat have put their names to a letter demanding that President George W. Bush stop picking on Harry Reid.
"This is a new Democratic Party," Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said at a news conference called to release a letter urging Bush to muzzle his "political operatives."
"It says to the president: 'You will not intimidate us,' " said Schumer, who likened the attacks to political knee-capping.
What exactly was the "political knee-capping"? Well, you've got to go to The Washington Post report to find that out.
The fuss began Monday when the RNC sent a million people a 13-page flier attacking Reid's Senate record and calling him the "chief Democrat obstructionist." The next day, the NRSC sent a release containing Reid quotes, including one from 2002 in which he called Bush "a liar."
So, the Republicans are "knee-capping" Harry Reid by repeating his own words in press releases?
Democrats, get a grip.