This is interesting. Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) slams Bush & Co. for their recent tactics seemingly proving that Rove is back in the puppeteers stance and that America might not buy White House rhetoric this time.

Choice cuts:

“‘To question your government is not unpatriotic — to not question your government is unpatriotic.'”

“Hagel said Democrats have an obligation to be constructive in their criticism, but he accused the administration of “dividing the country” with its rhetorical tactics.”

Rewriting history is the best “attack” they can muster? Projecting/deflecting their own revisionist stance back onto Dems? Crazy times.

The first news story I remember following with the same fascination as this war in Iraq was the Patty Hearst kidnapping story. Every day I’d read the paper, scouring it for news about Hearst. I’m doing the same thing with the war in Iraq. This time it’s feeds and web browsers and once the Congress bows to pressure to start asking questions, I’m sure I’ll be watching C-SPAN, driving the women in the house crazy because Leta has Elmo to stay caught up with and Heather starts screaming at the TV when the liars open their mouths.