A Few More Glasses of Port
Count Teflon of Molten Thought
among the antis.It has certainly been interesting to watch some conservatives wave the GOP jersey on the sale of port operating leases to a company owned by the United Arab Emirates. Rush Limbaugh has been the most prominent of these, stretching himself into a pretzel to justify this Bush Administration blunder. He's not alone in the quixotic fight to justify the patently stupid.
Meanwhile, Nora Ephron at the Huffington Post
(!) sides with Rush and Bush.Isn't George Bush right when he says that it makes sense to deal with Arab governments that are on our side? I mean, I'm well aware that even George Bush is about to back off his own position, but let's be honest: the government of Dubai is probably just as qualified to run an American port as the government of China, which we're also in business with.
And when George Bush says that we want to work with Arab countries that support us, doesn't that make sense?
Has this whole port issue become the Democrats' equivalent of what the Republicans did with the Terry Schiavo case? Aren't they purposely and disingenuously using a false issue for their political advantage?
Check out the comments on that Ephron post. As you can see, dissent is not appreciated within the "reality-based" community. It will be interesting to see if they remove some of those comments; considering the profanity and anger, if they don't, it's hard to see why they allow readers to flag comments for being abusive/spam.