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Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Gore's Speech

Atrios post title: "President Gore"
Drudge Headline: "Gore Unhinged"
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Drudge seems to have seized on the suggestion by Gore that Bush should condemn Rush Limbaugh:

The president episodically poses as a healer and "uniter". If he president really has any desire to play that role, then I call upon him to condemn Rush Limbaugh - perhaps his strongest political supporter - who said that the torture in Abu Ghraib was a "brilliant maneuver" and that the photos were "good old American pornography," and that the actions portrayed were simply those of "people having a good time and needing to blow off steam."

Gotta agree with Drudge here. The president shouldn't be wasting his time worrying about what nitwits say on the radio. He should categorically condemn the torture and vow to investigate it fully, all the way up the chain of command, but it's silly to treat Limbaugh like he's Trent Lott or something.

Otherwise, I think it's a pretty strong speech. It's too bad Gore has largely marginalized himself through his ill-fated Dean endorsement.