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September 18, 2006
UNIMPRESSED WITH THE NETROOTS' POLITICAL SHREWDNESS:
Last week, the lefty bloggers maladroitly focused attention on the issue of whether Clinton mishandled the terrorism threat, which caused many people to watch a film they wouldn't have bothered with and to marshall the evidence that he, in fact, had screwed up. Then, the bloggers who performed that dubious service were lured by lunch in the presence of the ex-president, and when they went back to their blogs and enthused about his blue eyes and how delightfully charmed they were by his aura and, doing so, provoked a tiny sprinkle of mockery, they flipped out for days on end. Their freak out just got everyone talking about Bill's old sex problems again.
Restraint is not their strong suit. Or maybe the whole thing is clever maneuvering by Kos to undermine the Clintons . . . .