As I'm sure you know, the Sinclair Broadcast Group, a big contributor to the GOP, won't allow the Nightline tribute to Iraq war dead to be broadcast tonight on its eight ABC-affiliated stations.
Here's a question: In the case of this program, why hasn't the Bush administration done what it did to Bob Woodward's Plan of Attack -- why hasn't it tried to embrace the show? Why not recommend it as a reminder of the courage and bravery of the noble men and women who fight for freedom?
The answer, I guess, is that the Bush administration didn't try to spin Woodward's book as a tribute to Bush policy. The administration tried to spin Woodward's book as a tribute to Bush:
First is the belief of Karl Rove, Mr. Bush's chief political adviser, that the book essentially portrays the president as decisive and engaged, and that it will therefore help him get re-elected. Republicans said campaign officials had to seize on what was favorable about the only person who mattered to them, the man running for re-election....
It's all about him.