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The Return of I Don’t Like The Drugs But The Drugs Like Me: The Coke Mirror Has Two Faces edition

Disoriented and suffering from mood swings, here Rush from a few days ago:

“The memo was made up by Democrat staffers.”

As the American Spectator reports, “It’s Rathergate all over again, and the same vigilant entities that brought about to the collapse of CBS News could now also cause heads to roll among Democratic Senate leadership staffers and further shame multiple news organizations that would appear to have fallen for another document hoax.” … The document, which was posted online by ABC News, as well as several Democratic-leaning websites, was unsigned, bore no Senate office letterhead, and was rife with errors, including the incorrect Senate bill number and the misspelling of Schiavo’s name.

For days, Republicans denied any knowledge of the document, and a number of Republican Senators claimed they had never seen it… Republican leadership staffers now believe the document was generated out of the Democratic opposition research office set up recently by Senator [Dingy] Harry Reid, and distributed to some Democratic Senate staffers claiming it was a GOP document, in the hope — or more likely expectation — that it would then be leaked by those Democrats to reporters. In fact, the New York Times stated that it was Democratic staffers who were distributing the ‘talking points,'” memo, the document. … Apparently the explanation is it was forged! The memo was made up by Democrat staffers.

Even though it’s forged, it’s probably still true, so what difference does it make, just like Dan Rather’s excuse for the Bill Burkett documents and so forth. You know, it is (laughing.) … So it is clear that the Democrats wanted to politicize this and make the Republicans look like they were politicizing Terri Schiavo, and pandering. Why would the Democrats do this? Because they’re scared of this issue.

Rush yesterday:

There are two things out there that I want to address today that both come under the umbrella of media bias. We’ve now learned that an aide in Mel Martinez’s office wrote this memo that supposedly was circulating on the Senate floor. There’s no proof of that. A lot of Republican senators say they never even saw this memo. This aide to Mel Martinez, new senator from Florida, has been fired or resigned or what have you, and the media is just going ape. They’re going bananas. This is payback for Dan Rather. This is payback for those sports memos. This is payback for a whole bunch of things, but what is missing in this? What is missing? The element of selective outrage. I’m not sure that I would have forced the guy to quit. I’m not sure that I would have hid this. What was wrong with this? What’s wrong with the Republicans having political strategy sessions? They didn’t in this case, but even if they had, so what? We’re talking about saving a woman’s life! How in the world is having a political strategy session about that something to be ashamed of and something to cower from? But nevertheless political pressures being what they are, the aide is gone. Martinez has apologized and that’s that.

Let’s flip this around and see if we can explain it to Big Pharma. The question

“…A lot of Republican senators say they never even saw this memo. This aide to Mel Martinez, new senator from Florida, has been fired or resigned or what have you, and the media is just going ape. They’re going bananas. This is payback for Dan Rather. This is payback for those sports memos. This is payback for a whole bunch of things, but what is missing in this? What is missing? The element of selective outrage. I’m not sure that I would have forced the guy to quit. I’m not sure that I would have hid this. What was wrong with this? What’s wrong with the Republicans having political strategy sessions? They didn’t in this case, but even if they had, so what? We’re talking about saving a woman’s life! How in the world is having a political strategy session about that something to be ashamed of and something to cower from?

The answer:

So it is clear that the Democrats wanted to politicize this and make the Republicans look like they were politicizing Terri Schiavo, and pandering. Why would the Democrats do this? Because they’re scared of this issue.

Short-term memory loss. That’s another sign he’s back on the hard stuff.

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