Quick: What do you call President Bush's decision to recess-appoint John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations?How remarkable that all of the top Democratic leaders had the exact same reaction - but of course you know better. York details the sordid story of how the Democrats convened a war room to implement the recommendations of a pollster who discovered that 'abuse of power' (the phrase, not the action) struck fear in the hearts of the electorate - and lo and behold, a message was born.
"Abuse of power," says Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).
"Abuse of power," says Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.).
"Abuse of power," says Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean.
If you harbored any doubts whatsoever that the Bolton fight was strictly partisan, harbor them no more...