Wednesday, April 26, 2006


Except if it’s coming from DNC Spokeswoman Karen Finney. Then it’s worthless. Catch this quote from this morning’s DNC press release:

“The American people should get ready for another Snow job from the Bush White House. Tony Snow represents more of the same, not the fresh start the Administration needed,” said Democratic National Committee Communications Director Karen Finney. “This is an interdepartmental move from one part of the conservative infrastructure to another that allows a darling of the right-wing to deliver the same misleading message, cherry-picked information and spin to the American people. Josh Bolten’s plan for re-energizing the White House called for more happy talk and a better PR campaign for the same failed policies. Snow’s track record of delivering misleading rhetoric is a perfect fit for this Administration that refuses to change and has a problem telling the truth.”

[Publisher’s note: It really says something about Tony Snow and the Dems who are perceiving him as such a threat. After all, they’re already publicly attacking him for “misleading rhetoric” before the man has even uttered a word on behalf of the White House. Must be a sign of good things to come.]

In Ms. Finney’s world, Fox News Channel and talk radio are merely the propaganda arm of the Bush administration. Ms. Finney’s quote of “Snow’s track record of delivering misleading rhetoric is a perfect fit for this Administration that refuses to change and has a problem telling the truth” is bizarre. Then the press release notes all the times that Snow’s ‘misled the American people’. Here’s one of the things cited in the DNC’s propaganda sheet:

Snow Falsely Claimed That Intel Committee “Discovered” That Plame Recommended Wilson For The Niger Mission. In his July 15, 2005, column, Snow further claimed that the Senate Intelligence Committee, in its 2004 “Report on the U.S. Intelligence Community’s Prewar Intelligence Assessments on Iraq,” “discovered that Wilson’s wife, Valerie Plame, did indeed recommend him for the trip” to Niger. But the committee did not officially conclude that she had been responsible for Wilson’s assignment.

There isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between what Tony Snow said and what the Committee concluded. It’s just that the DNC wants to plant the seed that Tony Snow is just another Bush shill, something that anyone with a brain knows better than to believe.

Finney was just on Dayside. Finney did everything she could to not call Snow a liar, often saying that “this isn’t about changing flacks. It’s about this administration’s need to change policies.” Of course, she didn’t say which policies needed changing. I’m presuming that she’d change every Bush policy. The reality is that Ms. Finney’s and the DNC’s rhetoric is transparently absurd. It’s typical of their brain-dead propaganda.

At the end of the day, that’s what will drive people into the Republican Party. People that voted against Kerry and Gore hated their talking down to them. This DNC diatribe is just the latest DNC attempt to talk down to the American people.

Insulting the collective American intelligence is a sin that Democrats won’t be forgiven for.

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