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Who Will Speak For Denialists?

"Not only is McCain wrong, so is President Bush!"

Says John McCain, the leading contender for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination:

"I think one of the biggest mistakes we made was underestimating the size of the task and the sacrifices that would be required," McCain said. "Stuff happens, mission accomplished, last throes, a few dead-enders. I'm just more familiar with those statements than anyone else because it grieves me so much that we had not told the American people how tough and difficult this task would be."

Those phrases are closely associated with top members of the Bush administration, including the president.

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The Arizona senator said that talk "has contributed enormously to the frustration that Americans feel today because they were led to believe this could be some kind of day at the beach, which many of us fully understood from the beginning would be a very, very difficult undertaking."
McCain has made it clear that in addition to glossing over the difficulties and refusing for a long time to admit that we faced an insurgency, the administration failed the American people and the American military by sending too small a force into Iraq.

Who agrees with McCain? People like me. Who disagrees with McCain? The blogosphere's Denialists.

So, I have to ask: who will be the Denialist candidate in 2008? Where will they find the hero to stand tall for denial and scapegoating? Here is he now . . . Santorum to the rescue!

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  1. Blogger amba Says:

    Here's what I realize I'm hoping:

    That the Reps will be stupid enough NOT to nominate McCain and that he then runs as an independent.

    Now that would really blow the partisan stalemate all to hell. I think he could win.

  2. Blogger Shochu John Says:

    amba,
    What that may be a lovely hope, the odds of it happening are somewhere on the nether side of the fourth decimal point. The last six years have shown that McCain is, in the end, a Party man.

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