Saturday, July 16, 2005

Ex-Clinton Aide Charges Republicans 'Want to Kill Us'
Excuse me, could you repeat that?

In the neverending quest to ratchet up the rhetoric to levels heretofore thought unattainable, Paul Begala appears to break some new ground:

Begala's presence on the panel created a stir when he declared that Republicans had "done a p***-poor job of defending" the U.S.

Republicans, he said, "want to kill us.

"I was driving past the Pentagon when that plane hit" on Sept. 11, 2001. "I had friends on that plane; this is deadly serious to me," Begala said.

"They want to kill me and my children if they can. But if they just kill me and not my children, they want my children to be comforted -- that while they didn't protect me because they cut my taxes, my children won't have to pay any money on the money they inherit," Begala said. "That is bulls*** national defense, and we should say that."

To be fair, it's a bit incoherent and it may be that in the throes of his vitriol "they" might refer to terrorists in one part of the sentence and Republicans in the next. Then again, with all of the Nazi talk that has been eminating from these people, nothing would surprise me.

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