The Dodd, over at Ipse Dixit, is turning into a one-stop clearinghouse for rebuttals to disinformation regarding the Democratic Party's attempts to smear Bush over the Harken Energy issue.
Today, he noted this article, which points out that Bush voted against the Bahraini drilling deal that sustained Harken's stock for some time after it was announced.
Dodd has some analysis of his own here. He notes a major factual error in the coverage of the story, but also points out that Bush was right about the prospects of the deal, which turned out to be a bust.
I mailed a copy of the article to Paul Krugman. (grin) I doubt he'll even note that it cuts the legs out from his arguments against Bush, but hope springs eternal.
It's time for the Democrats to put up or shut up regarding Harken. There is no proof that Bush did anything wrong, and all the evidence that has been presented so far has pointed to Bush being as innocent as he claims. If that fails, perhaps the RNC can agitate for investigations of Terry McAuliffe's finances, which appear to be rather, um, interesting. Or maybe an investigation of Linda Hall Daschle, wife of the majority leader and congressional lobbyist. Both might prove to have some interesting tales to tell.
posted on July 21, 2002 03:47 PM
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