Putting the blame where it belongs
The Bush family is "very good at getting jobs done without leaving fingerprints, without compromising their patrician image and their alleged character."
From Dick Meyer of CBS News (via Josh Marshall):
Any student of Bush family campaigns could have seen the swift boat shiv shining a mile away. This old family has traditions – horseshoes, fishing, bad syntax and having the help do the dirty work in campaigns as well as the kitchen. And they are very good at getting jobs done without leaving fingerprints, without compromising their patrician image and their alleged character.
Even the audaciousness of this year’s episode is not surprising. Who would have believed that George Bush, with all the trouble over his National Guard service, could get John Kerry in hot water for his combat duty and medals in Vietnam? Well, anyone who saw what George Bush did to former POW John McCain in the 2000 primaries, which was even more outrageous.
As I've said before, there's no limit to how low the Bushes will sink in pursuit of power. (We have an expression down here that's applicable: "lower than a snake's belly.") It's also worth noting that when they get that power, they use it solely for the benefit of themselves and their wealthy compadres.