Friday, October 28, 2005

VP indicted?

One down (Libby), a few to go...
 
As information about the Valerie Plame case trickles out of the investigation we're getting a glimpse at how far our highest government officials will go to "smear the messenger".

It's not like we haven't seen it before with the likes of Swift Boat Vets for Truth... and push-polling to smear McCain in the 2000 campaign. In both instances the tatic wasn't to discredit the message -- it was simply to discredit the messenger. Never mind if the policy or position being advocated was sensible... by discrediting the messenger all of the utterances of the accused become suspect.
 
At least that's how the administration operates and, unfortunately, what much of the American public buys-into.
 
Since this administration can't rely on the logic and common-sense of it's policies, it has to resort to McCarthy-era tatics to slime dissenters. But we're starting to see some of the machinery that keeps this administrations image afloat... and it isn't pretty.

1 comment:

Adrianne said...

I love it. I am so glad the extreme right is being exposed for who they are. The republican party is not what it used to be. I came to this country, because of what the republican party used to stand for.