And if Mars Aligns With Venus, And Al Qaeda Takes Over Iraq

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February 27, 2008 8:44 a.m.
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TPM Reader GB laments Russert’s silliness …

Tuesday’s debate did little to improve my opinion of the snake in the grass. First as you mentioned, the cant let it go Farrakhanh moment which I thought came in second to the gotcha of Iraq falling to Al Qaeda as a certainty and will you send troops back in to essentially correct your mistake. At that point Russert morphed into Bill Kristol.

It’s a cutting way to say it. But I think GB touches the heart of the issue here. These are not lines of reasoning I do not expect to hear in this campaign cycle. But they are precisely the sort of dingbat, tendentious reductio ad absurdum questions that I’ll expect to hear from febrile talk radio yakkers and in outlandish political snuff ads. Which is sort of where Russert got himself to last night.

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