George Bush has dealt with the failure of his “stay the course” strategy by pretending it never existed, but will other candidates who once abused the phrase follow suit? And will the media hold them accountable?
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The president is rewriting history again, this time on ABC’s “This Week,” where he told George Stephanopoulos: “Well, hey, listen, we’ve never been ‘stay the course,’ George. We have been—we will complete the mission….” (Video & Transcript)
In stark contrast to the 2002 and 2004 campaigns, Democrats in races all over the country are now pummeling their GOP opponents for advocating a “stay the course” stance in the failed Iraq war. Karl Rove’s strategy of trying to turn a weakness into a strength is backfiring big-time.
The high school course on the Bible’s influence on society would be an elective. story It’s such an obvious end run around the Constitution’s Establishment Clause that we’ll hold fire. But check this: The course textbook contains a boxed feature that shows how the Bible was used “to justify and even encourage anti-Semitism.” Wow! A whole boxed feature? We wonder if there’s a footnote about that whole Spanish Inquisition thing….