Saturday, April 08, 2006

Presidency A Cancer On The Nation

"It all has an eerily familiar ring, but something is very different this time around. We’re no longer talking about a cancer on the presidency, but a presidency that’s a cancer on the nation."

That is how the editorial of the Scranton, PA Times Tribune ends.

For those not old enough to remember, John Dean during the Nixon years:

“There is a cancer on the presidency,” Mr. Dean famously said, advising Mr. Nixon to come clean with the public and begin distancing himself from the “plumbers” who carried out the break-in and other “dirty tricks” against the president’s political and ideological enemies. Mr. Nixon, of course, refused.

FireDogLake has more, including:

For President, First a Leak; Now a Jam (NYTimes)

The Leaker In Chief (The Louisville Courier-Journal)

Bush’s Leak (The Boston Globe)

Spin Cycle Springs a Leak (LATimes)

Critics Label Bush Hypocrite for Authorizing Leak (Houston Chronicle)

Another White House Is Buying Silence (Boston Globe)

White House Defends Leak as "In the Public Interest" (NYDaily News via San Jose Mercury News)

Leak-Hating President as Leaker (ABCNews)

Too bad King George 43 doesn't read papers. I wonder who is brave enough among his staff to tell him what has finally happened - the American Press appears to have gotten off their lazy, cocktail weinie asses and are actually reporting, instead of just repeating the Republican Talking Points.

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