It hasn’t been a very good day for “conservatives,” that’s for sure.
It started with Iraq war cheerleaders touting how “the surge” has managed to stem violence in Baghdad, only to have the story literally blow up in their faces.
Then there was all the follow-up coverage on the Walter Reed hearings. The scandal is how our injured war veterans have had to pay the price for the Bush administration’s refusal to take responsibility for adequately funding their war of choice. If you want to know what it means to try and run a war on the cheap, without raising taxes, here it is in the starkest of terms.
Next, we have the first day of hearings in the fired federal prosecutors story that I mentioned yesterday with yet more revelations of Republican lawmakers trying to pressure attorneys for partisan political advantage.
And then, of course, there is the BIG news of the day with the guilty verdict handed down against V.P. Cheney’s chief of staff in the Valerie Plame CIA Leak scandal.
And as if this wasn’t bad enough, conservatives were left with the rank day-old smell of Ann Coulter’s juvenile antics at the CPAC convention which some are trying to excise through a petition.