A quick trip around Hannity's America...
Carville's Bush Bash
Over the past several weeks, Democrats have attempted to smear Rush Limbaugh's name after he said he hoped President Obama's policies fail. It's been revealed that the man behind the strategy to attack Rush was Democratic operative James Carville and, with the help of the mainstream media, he's gotten a lot of play out of it.
But Wednesday we heard about similar comments that Carville himself made about President Bush on the morning of September 11, 2001 just minutes before the attacks began on our country.
Our own Bill Sammon reports that on the morning of 9/11, Carville met with a group of reporters at a Washington hotel to discuss the young presidency of George W. Bush. During the meeting, Carville talked of how he hoped President Bush would fail, saying, "I certainly hope he doesn't succeed." But when news of the attacks on the World Trade Center reached the meeting, Carville said to the reporters gathered there, "Disregard everything we just said! This changes everything!"
To the surprise of no one, the reporters Carville spoke to that morning bowed to the wishes of the liberal icon and kept his comments under wraps for nearly eight years.
James, it must be nice to have the mainstream media in the palm of your hand.
Losing the Liberals
If you're Barack Obama and you've lost left-wing Senator Claire McCaskill, you're in trouble.
That's just what happened with Wednesday's $410 billion omnibus spending bill when the Democratic senator voted against it. Not only that, but recently, Senator McCaskill l told ABC's George Stephanopoulos she'd support the bill, despite the fact that it was loaded with earmarks:
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SEN. CLAIRE MCCASKILL, D-MO.: I don't think I can sit on the sidelines on every budget vote because I've got to tell you, George, you talk about a habit that's deeply engrained and a culture that's very hard to get rid of, these guys love these earmarks. They love the ability to have the power, you know, to pick out projects to fund.
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Stephanopoulos says McCaskill explained her change of heart by telling him the bill was so loaded with earmarks and spending that she "just couldn't do it."
As Senator McCaskill flips one way, President Obama is flopping the other.
Senator John Edwards made a public -- but quiet -- re-emergence Wednesday at Brown University. One of the students in the audience, heartbroken by the prospect that Mr. Edwards' infidelity may prevent him from running for president, asked him whether it's really fair that we hold our public officials to such high moral standards.
Get a load of Mr. Edwards' response:
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JOHN EDWARDS, FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I don't think that it is for a candidate to decide what's appropriate and what's not appropriate. I think that's something that every single American has the right to decide for themselves, and we are living in a free country where people have the right to voice their views without limitations.
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That's interesting, because a decade ago, when it was Bill Clinton whose political career was threatened by his indiscretions, Edwards had, well, a stricter view of the standards to which our officeholders should be held. In the wake of the Lewinsky scandal, he told "The Today Show": "I think this president has shown a remarkable disrespect for his office, for the moral dimensions of leadership, for his friends, for his wife, for his precious daughter."
Is Edwards a hypocrite? Well, as he would say, I think that's something for every single American to decide.
Worst Week Ever
One man in Jacksonville, Florida, has seen a lot more of the local police department this week than he probably wanted.
The AP reports that a man whose home was burglarized was arrested the very next day after he and a friend were pulled over on suspicion that they were transporting marijuana. The police were tipped off by neighbors who said they saw the man loading the plants into a truck at his home.
Officers found a total of 17 marijuana plants in the bed of his truck and both men were arrested on felony drug charges. When asked why he was transporting the drugs, the man told police he was doing it to protect his pot from burglars.
Sounds like the man wasn't just selling the pot, he may have been testing it himself.
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