Carol Platt Liebau: Not Ready for Prime Time

Friday, September 08, 2006

Not Ready for Prime Time

Last week, she was disdainfully referring to rural Missouri as "Ashcroftland." This week, unconscionably, Claire McCaskill has come out with an outrageous slur:

"George Bush let people die on rooftops in New Orleans because they were poor and because they were black."

Claire McCaskill has tried to build a Senate campaign based on being something other than the same-old, same-old left-wing liberal out of touch with Missouri values, a la Harriett Woods, Gerry Rothman Serot, Alan Wheat and so many others. But it seems that she's let the cat out of the bag: She's just the same-old, same-old liberal, and certainly not above trying to whip up a little racial animosity for her own electoral ends.

What's become clear about McCaskill is that she's the type who will try to convince rural voters that's she's one of them, even as she speaks of them dismissively to Washington columnist George Will. And she's clearly the type who will try to erect a facade of moderation when she ventures out into "Ashcroftland" -- while her real opinions are very different.

Even though it's misguided, it's not dishonorable to be a liberal. It is dishonorable to be a liberal -- and yet appeal for votes on the basis of "moderation" that doesn't, in fact, exist. And that's just what McCaskill is doing.


Blogger Diane Tomlinson said...

How is it, Carol, that you have written nothing about the Senate Intelligence Committee report that says Saddam had nothing to do with al Qaeda? it's been all over the newswires, even the Washington Times reported it. Is this proof that the administration at least had bad data and went with it anyway, even after it was known to not be true somehow not worthy because it comes from a bipartisan committee. I know you get paid to send talking points in the direction of those eager to take a whack at "moonbats" and lefties, but at some point you will have to see the facts for what they REALLY are. But like we like to say here "A hooker gets paid to get on her back, but a pundit gets paid to turn their back on the facts."

How many soldiers died in Iraq to day Carol? Turn around.


10:53 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Could be she's still working on that. You know, checking facts and such. YOU might be ready to hoist this flag and salute it, but from the small amount about it in my Chicagoland newspaper, it seems too little to talk about just yet. Thus far, there's basically the CIA's side of things, and they haven't been big Bush supporters.

2:29 PM  

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