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April 07, 2005



When I first heard about the memo I wanted to post about it as a real memo, but I'm posting so little, I let it pass with the other three dozen things I wish I had blogged about. Then I was relieved to have not written about it because it was a fake. Now I wonder if it will get the play it should. In my mind, it should get heavier play now.


In the grand scheme of things, this isn't much, outside of the blogosphere jousting realm. I don't for a minute believe that Mel Martinez either mistakenly gave Reid a copy, or that he never saw it, or that no other GOP Senator did. But I don't think the revelation that it was GOP inspired will come to much; most people either never heard of the memo, heard about it as GOP-based when it first broke and never heard of the Powerline/Kurtz/et al suspicions, and may only dimly hear of the confirmation of provenance.

What I'm trying to get around to saying, is that most people knew the GOP tried to use Schiavo as a political tool, and were surprised to discover it bouncing back against them. My beef is with the hacks who thought they were document experts after Rathergate, and tried to manufacture another score...and at least in Powerline's case, then fail to apologize when it blows up in their faces.


man, now I owe everyone an apology for a grammatical nightmare of a comment. Step lightly around the garbage, please.


I found your reply lucid and easy to follow, however you should have called Powerline a neoconservative blog, not a conservative blog. :)


what I wanted to call them, would have violated our house rules. :)

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