Thursday, June 02, 2005

The Latest Coalition Member: An Unnamed Senior Bush Aide

Yes, it appears our own Coalition of the Chillin' now has its version of Deep Throat, though I suspect this mystery will be far less famous than its predecessor. Guess with me who might have said the following:
One senior Bush aide, who declined to be named so he could speak freely, suggested the dismal numbers were directly related to the lengthy and arcane debate over the use of the filibuster in the Senate. "People don't want to follow this issue in such mind-numbing detail, so what you are seeing are the poll numbers that people feel Congress doesn't care about the issues they care about," he said. The aide also cautioned that the heated rhetoric about the so-called nuclear option and a possible shutdown of the Senate was alienating voters. "People will tune in and say: 'Did the Apocalypse happen?' Then they'll find out nothing has changed," the aide said. "The rhetoric doesn't match reality."
"The rhetoric doesn't match reality." A truer, more succinct encapsulation of the Coalition credo I couldn't imagine. So who was the author? I'd be interested in your guesses - mine is Karl Rove...

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