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Monday, September 27, 2004

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Pandagon: What Was That, Two-Face?

Everyone in the left blogosphere (a term I hate, by the way) is using this new image in their Bush flip-flop posts:

I've seen it on Atrios as well as Democratic Underground where it is a whole campaign. But two-face, in my opinion is not going to catch on like flip-flopper. The point is not to counter their meme with a new meme that is different without being distinct, but to show that Bush accuses Kerry of doing what he himself does while giving the illusory impression of being resolute.

Often when Bush flip-flops he is actually moving in a direction I like. Such as in the case of the Pandagon link at the top of this post. In August, Bush was against giving the new Intelligence director budgetary control, now he says he's for it. That's a step in the right direction, but it is also a complete reversal - a flip-flop in the truest sense.

Meanwhile, they accuse Kerry of flip-flopping for supporting the authorization of force but saying that he reserved the right to criticize Bush if Bush didn't live up to his end of the bargain. That's what Kery said, and that's what Kerry did, but they say he was for the war and then against it - which simply isn't true.

So go with the flip-flop.


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