My Old Kentucky Sham
Today, President Bush conducted a faux town hall meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. The event was essentially a rally for Republican Congresswoman Anne Northup, who's being challenged by Democrat Andrew Horne, a Marine reservist who served seven months in Iraq and is against the war. After speaking for several minutes, Bush took questions from the "audience"---a group of pre-screened, invited participants. Here's a "question" about the NSA story an audience member asked the president that sums up today's farce quite well:
Q: There's people in our states and there's people that are in D.C. that will take and jeopardize what I feel is our national security and our troops' safety today for partisan advantage, for political advantage. They're starting an investigation in the Justice Department about the -- looking into this, where these leaks came from. Is the Justice Department going to follow through and, if necessary, go after the media to take and get the answers and to shut these leaks up?The debut of Talon News' Bluegrass State bureau?