Monday, December 19, 2005

Taranto Imitates Abe

Last night I commented about President Bush's speech on Ryne's blog Panhandle Pundit: Tonight's Speech On Iraq:
Perhaps this will turn out to be the political equivalent of Muhammed Ali's "Rope a Dope" strategy. He's been leaning on the ropes as the MSM and Dems threw punch after punch. Now he's fighting back (at last). He may have given them enough rope to hang themselves.
Today James Taranto at Best of the Web Today sounds a similar theme in Dopes Get Roped:
Watching President Bush's political recovery on Iraq, one is tempted to think that this has all been part of a rope-a-dope strategy. In recent weeks Democrats have taken a host of outrageous positions on Iraq: John Kerry* accuses our troops of "terrorizing kids and children." Howard Dean says victory is "just plain wrong." On Friday the House voted 279-109 in favor of a resolution "expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to achieving victory in Iraq," which means that 108 Democrats and socialist Bernie Sanders are now on record opposing victory. (Fifty-nine Dems voted for victory, and 32 of them, along with two Republicans, voted "present.")
Not that we're suggesting Taranto copied our theme. It's just that great minds tend to think alike. :)

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