DATE: 1/06/2004 12:31:00 PM
Some Apology - Hugh Hewitt highlights MoveOn's "apology" for running ads that compared President Bush to Adolf Hitler. Note the defensive tone of the apology, and the cringe-worthy attempt to blame the entire mess on Republicans.
"The Republican National Committee and its chairman have falsely accused MoveOn.org of sponsoring ads on its website which compare President Bush to Adolf Hitler. The claim is deliberately and maliciously misleading...None of these was our ad, nor did their appearance constitute endorsement or sponsorship by MoveOn.org Voter Fund...We agree that the two ads in question were in poor taste and deeply regret that they slipped through our screening process."MoveOn provided the forum and sponsored the contest that put the ads online, but they're not responsible? Please. The reason the ads weren't noticed was because no one involved in the screening process thought they were offensive. They got through because those at MoveOn really think Bush is as evil as Hitler, and don't see anything wrong with the comparison. Hugh Hewitt is right - MoveOn should fully apologize for sponsoring these ads and putting them online instead of trying to pass the blame on to others. This entire episode provides an illuminating look into the minds of those who inhabit the Bush-hating fever swamps of the left.
After the 1992 election, the Republicans got rid of the fringe elements in their party. The MoveOn controversy provides one of the Democrat candidates a perfect opportunity to take on the haters of the left. Will any of them take it?