David Frum's Diary on National Review Online

Thursday, October 26, 2006
David Frum's Diary on National Review Online: "[L]et me simplify:

Democrats may say what they please and do as they please - Republican speech must be carefully scrutinized for any hint of inappropriateness - and all Republicans be immediately called on to disavow anything anywhere done with less than perfect gentlemanliness & elegance.

Democrats may strike in any way they like - and may go sobbing to the media if they get back any portion of what they dish out.

And it works, because after all: in this game, the ref wears their jersey."

2 comments:

David Thomson said...

This is especially true when the Left slimes Republicans with race card tactics. They are cynically very well aware that such charges cause damage---even if false. The Republican candidate is always presumed to be guilty until proven innocent. George Allen's "maccaca" utterance would have been buried in the back pages if he were a Democrat. Instead, it stayed in the headlines for maybe one full month. A number of left-wingers claim President Bush’s signing of today’s bill to erect the wall between Mexico and the United States is racist.

Ed onWestSlope said...

I remember a Bill Cosby routine....
The Toss of the Coin
... something like ... and General Custer, Cus, is to be down at the bottom of the hill while " all the Indians in the world ride down on you".