From New Donkey
The president likes to call me a flip-flopper, and says every American knows where he stands. But let’s look at the record. He opposed the creation of a Department of Homeland Security before he supported it; he opposed making the case against Saddam Hussein at the U.N. before he decided to do it; he opposed looking into intelligence failures prior to 9/11 before he went along with it; and he opposed creating a national director of intelligence before he woke up one day and decided it was his idea. I didn’t change my position on any of these urgent matters. I’m glad the president flip-flopped on all four issues, because otherwise he would have just flopped.
Kerry was right to mostly lay off the heavy Bush-bashing tonight. I think he managed to make Bush sound, by contrast, both carpingly negative and ill-informed. But those would be good lines on the stump.
And true, of course.
Hat tip: Road to Surfdom.