Bush strangely fails to deny use of terrorism for "partisan political advantage"

Saturday, August 12, 2006 at 04:43 PM

Why strangely, you ask?  Because Bush is the one who raised the question himself, noting in his radio speech today that some had recently suggested that very thing.  But then he didn't deny it, unless I'm really missing something.

Here's the statement, from the end of the radio speech:

Unfortunately, some have suggested recently that the terrorist threat is being used for partisan political advantage. We can have legitimate disagreements about the best way to fight the terrorists, yet there should be no disagreement about the dangers we face.

Where's the denial?

No, I'm not so far gone as to think this means he's admitting it.  It's far more likely that whoever is playing ventriloquist these days thought that the prez could con people into thinking that this was a denial.

What intrigues me is why the ventriloquist felt compelled to leave the denial to inference when he could have had the puppet just say "that is absolutely, categorically untrue and I resent even the implication."

Odd, mighty odd.