Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Capos and Lieutenants

Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82), essayist

The Republican National Committee operates as the capo for President Bush. Bush goes out in public and vows to be a uniter (which we all heard for four previous years) and this country has never been as divided since the Civil War. Then the RNC sends out a scathing letter attacking Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid’s record. There is nothing wrong with attacking the opposition’s record, but don’t pretend to be a nice guy as you attempt to wrap the piano wire around his neck. All the while Consigliere General Alberto Gonzales defends the positions.

Bush repeatedly has said he wants to work with Democrats, most recently during his State of the Union speech last week, Reid noted in a speech on the Senate floor.

"Why didn't he stand and tell the American people last Wednesday that one of the first items of business we were going to do in Washington is send out a hit piece on the Democratic leader?" Reid said.

According to the Associated Press report, Reid said, The RNC "is the president's organization." "He can't say one thing to the American people and then ... send out scurrilous letters saying that I'm a bad guy. In great detail. I mean, is President George Bush a man of his word?"

We all know Bush may say what he means, but all the capos and lieutenants hoping to become made men or women of his mafia-oriented administration carry out the acts of destruction and contumelious lies.

1 comment:

On The Mark said...

I heard on NPR tonight that Bush brought up the letter at a dinner at the White House in which Reid attended. Reid said he walked away from the dinner convinced that Bush has absolutely no intention of reaching across the aisle.