and Paul Begala Get the Right Wing All Riled Up
two days, the Wall Street Journal, Andrew Sullivan and Cal Thomas All
Trashed BuzzFlash for Its Interview with Paul Begala. We Must be Doing
the man who won't go away
by Cal Thomas
difficult to select the funniest defense of Clinton in the Begala interview,
but it could be his claim that Republicans use negative campaigning
because "they know they can't win on the merits and on the ideas...Clinton
was not a 'so is your mother' kind of politician." And what "ideas"
did Clinton have that he wasn't willing to jettison if the polls showed
his popularity would go up if he flipped? Welfare reform? He first opposed
it but then supported it when polls showed the people were in favor.
There are many other examples.
Note: Were there so "many other examples," that Thomas couldn't
remember them? Another typical right-wing "blame with no substantiation"
then goes on the couch. Asked by BuzzFlash, "How can you explain
the virulent hate that so many people in the right wing have for Clinton?"
he answers, "I believe these people hate themselves. I believe
they hate our country. I believe they hate our culture (he's right about
that, especially a culture that would tolerate the kind of unethical
and immoral behavior that defined Bill Clinton). They can't accept the
level of self-loathing that they have, and so they project it onto someone
Andrew Sullivan's home page blog:
AWARD NOMINEE: "By the way, let me also take up for my colleagues
in the Clinton administration. It turns out we were the most ethical
administration in history." - Yes, it's Paul Begala! Interviewed
on Buzzflash.com. The rest of the interview has some real beauts as