Thursday, March 24, 2005

A New Memogate?

PowerLine is following the curious case of the Republican "talking points memo" regarding the Terri Schiavo case. Looks like another forgery. This time, however, ABC seems to be the duped network. The PowerLine guys are on it just as they were in the Rathergate/forged TANG documents fiasco. This story has been tough for me to follow given my travels this week, so I haven't commented on it before now.

As it relates to Terri Schiavo, I have a few quick thoughts. The first is how shameful it is to use her as a political pawn. If it turns out these documents are indeed fakes, we have another instance of a major network using forged documents in an attempt to bring down Republicans (and again, the Democrats are willing accomplices).

With the recent Supreme Court death penalty decision, judicial arrogance in the Terri Schiavo matter, rogue judges ramming their personal agendas down our throats, and Senate Democrats filibustering President Bush's nominees, my previous statement that "judicial activism is one of the single greatest threats" facing our country isn't far off the mark (the threat of terrorism aside).

Time to roll up our sleeves and focus on the next elections. Out of power in two of government's three branches, the Dems are trying to maintain some power in the one area they have left: the judicial branch. This is not how our nation's government is supposed to work. Forging memos is a dirty trick, one surely to be remembered in November 2006. Ditto filibustered judicial nominees. ABC has shown, as CBS did last September, which side they are taking. I'm sure this case will simmer for weeks before the MSM picks it up.

UPDATE: 3/24/2005 @ 6:33pm: Josh at In the Agora has really been doing the heavy lifting on this issue. Check it out and scroll around, he has numerous posts on the new memogate.

UPDATE 2: 3/24/2005 @ 11:19pm: The American Spectator has even more.
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