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Sunday | October 13, 2002

Bush's change of tone

In yet another example of how Bush's White House has changed the tone, an email accidentally forwarded by an intern to Latino leaders blasted Sen. Byrd ("senile") and Latino congressmembers who voted against the war.

The White House refuses to release the name of the person who wrote it, but you have to read this to believe it:

The message not only criticized Byrd, who led opposition to the Iraq resolution in the Senate, it also took to task Democratic Hispanic members of the House who voted against the resolution giving the president the authority to use military force to topple Saddam Hussein.

"If they have a defense for their actions, they should deliver it to the kids in uniform that could one day have their --- shot off to protect these ninnies!" the e-mail said.

The reference to Byrd said "Even Tom Daschle, Senate leader, committed to President Bush today. . . he's just waiting for doddering old Bob Byrd, the senile senator from West Virginia to shut up and sit down so the Senate can vote!"

Maybe Josh Marshall can get his hands on the actual email. And the Latino stuff is simply delicious, betraying the true feelings of GOPhers who think spouting off a few key phrases is "outreach" to my community. But every so often, one of them slips up and the rest of us get a rare look of how they really feel.

So what would be fitting punishment for the dumbass intern who lifted the veil for all of us to see?

Posted October 13, 2002 04:57 PM | Comments (9)


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