Friday, May 15, 2009
The Grand Old Party
The new leaders of the Republican party appear to be Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin. (Not as active as it is expected she will be when her "memoirs" are completed.)Cheney and Limbaugh tried to tar and feather Arlen Specter when he did "the unthinkable." They bad-mouthed David Souter who had failed to live up to party expectations. And, now, the leaders of the Republican party purge, have landed on Colin Powell. Powell is quoted in The Oregonian, May 15, 2009, saying: " I think that what Rush does as an entertainer diminishes the party and intrudes or inserts into our public life a kind of nastiness that we would be better to do without." Cheney landed fully on the Limbaugh side - he is quoted as saying "I think my take on it was Colin had already left the party. I didn't know he was still a Republican." The Doser notes that the "recently outed political party" often feels withdrawal symptoms but these are quite acute.