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Tuesday, May 25, 2004
 
Same Ol' Song and Dance

Have I become so cynical that I believe my father's version of the new "The Terrorists Are Coming" schpiel rather than Attorney General Ashcroft's?

Yes I have.

Dad's wisdom:

  • This hype is coming from Ashcroft and the FBI, *not* Homeland security. I thought Tom Ridge was the one who was supposed to talk to us about terror threats.
  • Ashcroft and Mueller have a lot of PR work to do to repair the fact that the 9/11 Commission is going to tear them to shreds.
  • The "news" was released after the daily news cycle and after all Gov't offices were closed, hence making any analysis of this threat/press release impossible before Ashcroft's own tightly controlled press conference.
  • The Administration needs to get Bush's terrible Monday night performance and lousy policy speech off of the front pages. It has been their M.O. to "create" a crisis when there is bad political news for the past three years.
It's impressive to see a 73 year old man sit down at the computer and cruise 4 or 5 web sites just to analyze one story for his own consumption. He would make a great blogger. (That's a hint dad.)
 
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