Tuesday, September 26


Al Franken, Mike Barnicle, and Tony Blankley as a panel on Hardball. On the implications of the recently released National Intelligence Estimate regarding Iraq and the war on terrorism:

Oh my gosh. I have never in my life heard Al so impassioned, so perfectly articulate, so totally in control of the discourse as he just was with Tony Blankley. Al dominated the entire segment. Barnicle was almost totally silent, Tony had his characteristic smirk completely replaced with an ashen I'm-going-to-be-sick grimace plastered across his face. Bravo, Al. You were magnificent. You made your points succinctly and persuasively and the effect of your appearance was an image of you as the righteous truth-teller with the facts to support him battling the forces of pasty-faced evasive, self-aggrandizing aphorisms while the media sits stunned (I include Chris Matthews, who completely uncharacteristically hardly uttered a word) at this rout.

I can't wait to post the transcript.

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Blogger mikevotes said...

I switched off before the roundtable section, but all the politics on this thing point to the Dems.

The whole NIE "debate undercuts the Republican's entire campaign. If Iraq is fuelling the War on Terror, it is separate from the war on terror.

The Question being pressed now is "how badly did Iraq dmage the war on terror?"

Such a question wasn't even uttered on the talkers just a week ago.


8:55 PM  
Blogger Motherlode said...

It's been amazing how the release of the NIE has changed the framing by the media, no?

4:02 PM  

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