The left's cruelest month

[Imported from Whale Oil Beef Hooked on Blogger]

From the US an article from William Kristol at the Daily Standard about the Left’s Cruelest Month.

OCTOBER, 2005 will turn out to be the left’s cruelest month since . . . well, in a long time. A couple of weeks in, it seemed so promising. October was going to be the month that would mark the meltdown of the loathed Bush presidency. Iraq was failing, gas prices were rising, a weak Supreme Court nominee was under assault, and the White House was under siege from a special prosecutor. What more could a Bush-hater want?

What more indeed, but wait, what happened? Oh bugger.

But it was a false dawn for the left. On October 15, the Iraqi people voted for the second time this year, and progress–slow and difficult–gradually became visible on the ground. The economy, it turned out, was chugging along at a 3.8 percent growth rate. Harriet Miers withdrew–and President Bush followed that foul ball with a home run in the impressive person of Judge Samuel Alito. And the special prosecutor produced only one indictment, and one that will lead no further than a trial focused on what Scooter Libby said or didn’t say to three journalists.

 


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