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Friday, Feb 13, 2004

mon of reason

"But I don't actually get a thrill out of this ... well, a little one, maybe. But I'd much rather see the media go wild about crimes that really matter -- like the outing of Valerie Plame, the fraudulent march to war in Iraq, the White House's axis of Enron, the assault on civil liberties, etc. etc. But at the same time, I'm not even the tiniest bit apologetic about how this is playing out.

Yes, this is the "politics of personal destruction" -- in about its purest form. But it's certainly no purer -- and no more destructive -- than the final battles of the Clinton Wars. What the Republicans did during "Monicagate" was the political equivalent of a nuclear strike. What the Democrats are trying to do now is the equivalent of -- no, it is -- massive retaliation."