Over the coming months, Congress will continue to debate President Bush’s record $3.1 trillion budget request. Although the Democrats and Republicans do not see eye to eye on many issues, they are in total agreement that national security should receive the highest budgetary priority.
Democrats are talking about a “redo” of the Florida and Michigan primaries, as if they were reshooting a movie scene. We are told it’s not because a redo could give Hillary Rodham Clinton, who won both states when she said they didn’t count, an unfair advantage in her desperate search for delegates. It’s because Clinton says it’s not right to deny Florida and Michigan delegates a seat — and a vote — at the August convention in Denver.
For a brief period last week, earnest members of my chosen profession, the press, did a little soul-searching and asked if we have been, and are, biased against Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The conclusion: Of course, we are. Any journalist who denies this fact is unable to recognize objectivity if it were branded on his eyeballs.
New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has become only the latest high-profile hypocrite to get caught engaging in the exact same behavior that they’ve spent years crusading against. Here’s a guy who, as Attorney General for the State of New York, brilliantly prosecuted large prostitution rings and other such criminal organizations in his state, but yet now finds himself the subject of a federal indictment under the Mann Act which bans the interstate transport of females for “immoral purposes” and laundering money to pay for them.
It all has a familiar pattern to it, doesn’t it?