Battlepanda: Cutting and running on Operation Smear


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Cutting and running on Operation Smear

(Via guestblogger Steve at the Washington Monthly, who is doing a phenomenal job)

I remarked on how convenient the phonecall from Jean's Marine was when she made her thinly veiled attack on John Murtha. So I was hardly surprised when her Marine with an impeccable sense of timing turned out to be a Right-wing flack. But the story gets better. He's a right-wing flack that is running as far from Jean Schmidt and her ill-advised slanders as he can.

Perhaps we have finally reached that point. Maybe the Republicans finally went one swift-boating too far. The American people are not buying the Murtha smear, so the Republicans are in retreat mode. Contrary to their rhetoric, the Republicans are quite capable of cutting-and-running when its politically advantageous.