I feel that way particularly after reading this apologia for her written today by David Johnston of the New York Times, which tells us...
Promoted to domestic security adviser in 2004, she became a loyalist and said she was leaving wearied by the acrimony that hangs over Mr. Bush’s last year in office.What was “offensive and crippling,” dearest, was your proclamation here that Osama bin Forgotten is “virtually impotent” and “can do little more than send videotaped messages” (the post provides evidence to the contrary, by the way). She also received a pass when she rightly said, actually, that the U.S. should attack Pakistan if it meant getting bin Laden (of course, Barack Obama said the same thing and got drilled, but as always, IOKIYAR).
"I find it both offensive and crippling," she said. “When both career people and political people are worried about getting subpoenaed, it’s hard to get a lot accomplished.”
And I don't know what it says about someone who actually thinks President George W. Milhous Bush can actually be mentioned in the same sentence with George Washington by a person with a straight face (here – I also don't understand the difference between “career people” and “political people,” but hey, I'm just a filthy, unkempt liberal blogger, so what do I know?).
And of course, Townsend, being a loyal Bushie, has to do the whole "terra, terra, terra," thing as she did here (and as always, the timing of her soothsaying here is more than a bit of a giveaway as to how serious she really is - re: 11/08).
Besides, maybe there wouldn't be “acrimony (hanging) over Mr. Bush's last year in office” if our red state president and his minions had any interest in respecting the Constitution or even obeying the rule of law.
And as long as I used this post title, I might as well embed this video...
Update 12/25/07: More here via Atrios.