Democrats Under Pressure

You'll note the deliberate absence of the word "graceful".

It's becoming increasingly clear that the ascendency of Condoleezza Rice presents a serious threat to the US Democratic Party, who has long presumed themselves to be the sole representative voice of women and minorities in American politics.

With rumours about a possible Rice candidacy in the 2008 presidential election, democratic senators are using Dr Rice's confirmation hearings to viciously slander the former National Security Advisor:
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats said Tuesday that Condoleezza Rice (news - web sites) lied to them, misled Americans about the Iraq (news - web sites) war or served as an apologist for Bush administration failures in Iraq, but she remained on track for confirmation as secretary of state.

Rice, who has been President Bush (news - web sites)'s national security adviser for four years, was one of the loudest voices urging war, Democrats said. She repeatedly deceived members of Congress and Americans at large about justifications for the war, said Sen. Mark Dayton (news, bio, voting record), D-Minn.

"I don't like impugning anyone's integrity, but I really don't like being lied to," Dayton said in opposing Rice's nomination on the Senate floor. "Repeatedly, flagrantly, intentionally."

Rice is expected to win confirmation on Wednesday. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., predicted that Rice would have "an overwhelming majority" of votes.
Sen. Richard Lugar (news, bio, voting record), R-Ind., cautioned against "inflammatory rhetoric that is designed merely to create partisan advantage or to settle partisan scores."
Baseless and unevidenced allegations, spurious claims with no supportive factoids. Throw enough mud, and some is bound to stick.

Truly, this is the ugliest face of American politics, aimed at the member of the Bush Adminstration who deserves it least.

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