Baseball Crank
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September 15, 2006
POLITICS/WAR: Staying in the Back Seat

Now, I'm not one to put a lot of stock in anonymous quotes that are against the speaker's interest and fit perfectly into the reporter's storyline (much less declare myself a member of a movement built around such a quote), but Chuck Todd in the Atlantic Monthly ($), in explaining why some strategists in each party are hoping not to win a majority in the Congress in 2006, has a quote from "[o]ne Democratic Senate staffer" that so perfectly captures the Democratic attitude that it hardly matters if it's a real quote or not:

It's the difference between demanding a plan for Iraq and having to unveil one.

(Emphasis in original). Yes, and it's easier to be "tough and strong" or "tough but smart" or "strong at home and respected abroad" or whatever the latest slogan is, than to take responsibility for getting the job done.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:18 AM | Politics 2006 • | War 2006 | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)
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