Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Barns and Horses
Matthew Dowd, a former Bush advisors, joins the chorus of those recognizing that Bush is an idiot:
The chief strategist for President George W. Bush's 2004 reelection campaign wrote an editorial that said Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry was right in calling for a withdrawal from Iraq -- "Kerry Was Right" -- but never submitted it, according to an article to be published in Sunday's New York Times.
Much is being written, pro and con, about Dowd coming to his senses. I'm feeling both pro and con. Pro because it's always nice to have someone come to their senses. What is disturbing is that it took so long.

Our country depends on leaders to have good judgement. To have taken this long to recognize that Bush is a disaster is not a good indicator of Dowd's judgement. We needed patriots, with good judgement, to come forward years ago. The fact that so many didn't (talkin' to you Colin Powell) has been devastating to America and these national leaders are largely to blame. This is a classic example of being blinded by loyalty to the party tribe rather than the national ideals.