Fear of Clowns

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Thursday, April 07, 2005

Salad and you may have read it here first 

a salad

Rathergate didn't intimate me into being unreasonably hesitent concerning a Republican memo in which I saw convincing evidence of the GOP being danced like a marionette by radical "pro-life" special interests who claim that 10-20% of Americans constitute a majority. Maybe it intimidated others.

Sen. Mel Martinez' office is now "investigating how" a staffer, Brian Darling - who has has already been fired - circulated the memo. How does one normally circulate a memo? I think the answer lies therein: hand it out, email it, stuff like that. Martinez also says he "inadvertently" handed the memo to Tom Harkin on the Senate floor. This is the same Sen. Martinez who recently lied when claiming he'd never heard of the memo until reports of it surfaced in the media. Liars liars liars. If one were not used to Republicans lying, one would become angry. Here is a Republican documenting the dishonesty of his own party. Americablog has a rundown of the less wise rhetoricians with eggs on their faces - those who fabricated ludicrous conspiracy theories like "Democrats circulated the memo". The Politburo documents the subset of such eggy bloggers who seem not to have heard - or listened to - a Kenny Rogers #1 hit.

I wasn't the first to offer speculation that the "Schiavo is a great political issue" memo may have come from Mel Martinez' office. In fact, I didn't suggest it at all. I probably wasn't the first to recognize several of the talking-points were identical to those in a Traditional Values Coalition memo, although I discovered it independently by doing the obvious: googling for other sources that may have used the same incorrect punctuation contained in the memo. And I found several.

I still haven't seen anybody else notice the breadth of same punctuation and grammatical errors regarding "Terri's Law." Elementary mistakes are duplicated,

The last item was posted to the web three days before Rep. Weldon or Sen. Martinez introduced a grammatically correct version of the bill to the House and Senate. Another fact I've not seen highlighted. Or mentioned. Web geeks, check out the last modified date.

I didn't before make explicit what I believed these observations obviously may imply; I'll do so now, noting it's just speculation based on the facts presented in my previous post,

The National Right to Life Committee - possibly in concert with the Traditional Values Coalition and maybe even Terri Schiavo's parent's lawyer - may have written the grammatically botched version of "Terri's Law", the press releases, and the alleged memo. These may have been given to Sen. Martinez and/or Rep. Wilson who's staff cleaned up the language of the proposed legislation but otherwise took their marching orders from NRLC and/or TVC. The other "may have" is less plausible: all these separate entities independently made the same elementary grammatical errors.

I sent my observations to the idiots at powerline and everyone on my "A-list" of bloggers. Nobody seemed to notice or care. Maybe all these grammatical mistakes originated from this one "rogue" staffer, Martinez passed them on, nobody else corrected them and it ends there, although I find that unlikely. I think the legislation was originally written by the same party who reproduced the same errors in the memos and talking points - probably the entity who posted the grammatically botched version of the law to their website days before it was introduced to Congress. Go look - it's still unmodified since March 4th. Three days before it was introduced to Congress.

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The liberal/Rockefeller Republicans have once again given the MSM a mace to bludgeon all Republicans with. Last month’s star-crossed attempt by liberal Republicans to expand the role of government will hurt all Republicans. Mel is an imbecile. It is starting to look like ’06 will be a rerun of ’92 when Reagan Democrats left the Republican Party in a vain attempt to find a truly conservative party. Again liberal Republicans give the MSM the weapons to drive all Republicans out of office.
Rod Stanton

 

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