Thanks to Mike for linking the AP’s unusually straightforward description of the Obama inauguration excesses during this time when 20,000 middle class Americans are losing their jobs each week.
As the linked article notes, liberals were quick to admonish the Bush administration for any perceived excesses in 2004 but the same brand of liberal apologists commenting on this site (and at Kim’s post) reflexively note that Bush ruined the economy, Bush is wasting even more money in Iraq and that private donors are footing most of the bill (to which Jay perceptively inquired, what do these private donors expect back for their donations?). Hmmm? A person might also ask how much of Bush’s now modest (in comparison) $41 million was paid for by private donors?
But I digress.
The AP article that was linked contained one of those news nuggets made for just for this place and time:
“In 2005, Reps. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., and Jim McDermott, D-Wash., asked Bush to show a little less pomp and be a little more circumspect at his party.”
Jim McDermott? Oh yeah, that Jim McDermott. By the way, where is Jim McDermott (D-Washington)? Where is this well known privacy rights hypocrite who made public the contents of an illegally taped private phone call between then Congressman Newt Gingrich and Congressman John Boehner? Where is this mountebank who in 2005 fashioned himself as a moral minder for perceived Bush administration inauguration excesses and who has consistently positioned himself on the side of every terrorist thug he can find?
Bohener, as readers may recall, sued McDermott for his conspiracy in the illegal taping of a private phone call and won a $1,000,000+ judgment that has been confirmed all the way through the U. S. Supreme Court. This begs the question, has McDermott paid this judgement confirmed by the country’s highest court? Or is he still evading payment by asking his constituents to pay up for him?
There is no level of irony that can penetrate the heads of the liberal apologists today that are so consumed by BDS. The mere mention of McDermott should peg BS meters everywhere but it remains that the collective memory of the left has manifested symptoms of ADD for decades. It is simply amazing (still) that the AP would bring this charalatan’s name up (in any editorial sense) for an article that discusses the issue of political judgment and responsibility.