Right now, the Bush/Cheney administration leads the Obama/Biden administration, 1-0, in catastrophic terrorist attacks allowed while in power.
You'd never know that, though, from Dick Cheney's self-congratulatory boasting about how safe he and the ex-prez kept the country.
Here's LA Times political blogger (and former Laura Bush press secretary!) Andrew Malcolm arguing that the press isn't paying enough attention to nastiness among opponents of John McCain and Sarah Palin:
As a growing number of political bloggers,
including Wake Up America, have asked in recent hours, how long do you
think before the mainstream media starts reporting on scenes like a
Philadelphia event on Saturday where people wore T-shirts that bore an
explicitly crude reference to Sarah Palin? With 22 campaign days left,
might perhaps the Democratic ticket also feel the need to warn its
supporters to tone it down?
First, here's a brief timeline that puts the story of the day in context:
July 23: A Washington Times piece on Tavis Smiley quotes Gwen Ifill and identifies her as "author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama."
August 5: The St. Louis Business Journal reports that Ifill's been tapped as the moderator for the VP debate.
That's the obvious, racially charged subtext of this new, factually incorrect John McCain ad:
One more reason to think the GOP knew exactly how the Sarah Palin pick would pan out.