But count me amazed, too. Dems Say Rove Should Apologize or Resign Apparently, hearing the truth is one of those things that the Democrats can't cope with:
"'liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.'"
I don't see that there's any way they can legitimately object to this observation. There was no party reference here, just basic fact about liberals (in fact one of my old liberal chums still seems to still believe that the warm-fuzzy-mobile will carry him and the world to a better way of living). There are already dozens of sites which have pulled up old speeches and written remarks to document this perspective, linked through Michelle Malkin, Gateway Pundit, and the regular brilliant bunch.
(Update, Friday afternoon: Ken Mehlman compiled a very nice collection of records to support Rove's statement here. And now, back to yesterday's text.)
"Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean called on Bush to 'show some leadership and unequivocally repudiate Rove's divisive and damaging political rhetoric.'" Heeee hee hee hee Looky who's talking about divisiveness! Howie "I hate Republicans and everything they stand for" Dean is opposed to partisanship, even when it isn't there. Unless it's from him and his.
"'I would hope that you and other members of the administration would immediately repudiate such an insulting comment from a high-ranking official in the president's inner circle,' [Hillary] Clinton said." Gee, Ms. C! You mean you never said anything even remotely insultingabout folks who held a politically opposing viewpoint?
Wow! All those people who cheered Durbin for comparing the Marines to the greatest murderers in history are now calling for Rove to step down because he made a moderate and rational comparison of two sides' approaches to defense!
"Conservatives... 'saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war.'"
That must be the problem.
Dadratted war-monging Repugs.
Update: Thanks to Gateway Pundit for pointing me in the direction of California Conservative'sproposal for a wonderful DNC campaign slogan.