25 Feb 2004 Maybe the Dems Like Nazis
An observation by NCPPR executive director David W. Almasi:
At a private White House meeting, Secretary of Education Rod Paige called the National Education Association teachers’ union a “terrorist organization”. When word of the comment leaked out, Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe called it “the most vile and disgusting form of hate speech.” An apology was proffered by the end of the day.
Over in the Senate, a memo leaked from the Judiciary Committee contains a comment made by Democratic staffers that Bush judicial nominees are “Nazis.” So far, no outrage over the remark from McAuliffe (at least not toward his fellow Democrats — he is raising money by comparing the leak to the Watergate break-in of the Nixon era). What’s worse, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch appears not to be outraged.
Hatch has instead directed his outrage at his own staff for having obtained the memos in the first place. Can there any doubt as to why the President has to resort to recess appointments to get his nominees on the courts?