Ed Driscoll

Rope-A-Doping Lying Liars

While Steve Green is in transit to the Pajamas Media eastern command post (wonder what he’ll make of the Austin Powers psychadelia meets Max Headroom chewing gum and bailing wire tech), Will Collier is holding down the fort–err, bar, at VodkaPundit. Will observes E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post revising history–specifically the long run up, and Congressional vote on, the war in Iraq during 2002:

Dionne and others on the Left are in a hissy fit right now. Apparently, it was completely fair to attack Bush for doing things he didn’t actually do–but it’s entirely unfair for Bush to counter by talking about what Democrats actually said in 2002, and are actually doing now.

Glenn Reynolds has additional links, and looks at ongoing pushback from the GOP against such revisionist history:

The GOP has rolled out this TV commercial featuring leading Democrats talking about Saddam and WMD as far back as the 1990s. Whether the use of Traffic’s The Low Spark of High-heeled Boys as the soundtrack was deliberate or not, I don’t know, but I think we’re seeing another Karl Rove sucker-punch unfold.

I love the Rope-A-Dope strategy, but it always feels so long before it’s actually deployed.

(Which of course, is part of the strategy.)