"Elizabeth Dole, who used to be a nice person, accused Democrats of wanting to lose in Iraq on Meet the Press. I'd reply that in the real world that isn't as bad as actually losing, which the Bush administration has done."
"I’ve resisted posting about Rev. Ted Haggard until enough information came out to get an understanding of what happened. It’s clear now that the pastor of the 14,000-member New Life Church in Colorado Springs and the President of the National Association of Evangelicals committed what church leaders call “immoral sexual conduct” and has been removed from both positions.
The facts are the facts and should not be minimized. However, once again, liberal gay activists have launched a politically motivated “outing” and done so at a time where it could have electoral impact. The man who disclosed Haggard’s exploits admitted that politics played a key role in the timing of the revelation."
" So it is bizarre that in the closing days of this critical election Bush and Cheney would so dramatically remind voters of what they don't like about the Bush-Cheney administration. If these episodes are not indicators of a secret desire to lose, they are additional signs that Bush and Cheney are woefully out of sync with the public. This prompts a question: if the electorate does rise up against Bush, his party and their war, will Bush and Cheney be able to process that? If not, the republic may be in for a rather bumpy ride.
* oldschool right to vote has been withdrawn. details and other lamentations here.