OHIO ELECTION FOLLOWUP….A reader points out that Matt Taibbi’s followup to his Ohio election story in the New York Press, which I blogged about this morning, actually came out last Wednesday. My bad. It is, to say the least, underwhelming. Here’s his promised interview with Sherrod Brown regarding the suspicions swirling around the Ohio vote:
“The thing is, we’re not really free to keep pursuing it,” he said. “The reality is that we have too many other things going on. We have more important immediate concerns.”
….I asked him if he thought anyone would ever be able to tie [Ohio secretary of state Ken] Blackwell’s numerous indiscretions to the Bush campaign.
“I doubt it,” he said. “I doubt we’ll ever know.”
Well, shit, I thought. This is depressing.
The rest of the story is basically an excuse: Dems are just so damn busy these days fighting off the Nazi-like depredations of Republicans that they don’t have time to spend on trivial stuff like a stolen presidential election. They would, mind you, because the election really was stolen, but their energy is completely taken up just getting Judiciary Committee chairman James Sensenbrenner to recognize them during committee meetings.
Or something like that. It’s pretty silly stuff, not worth wasting your time on. But at least there’s a lesson here: don’t tell people you’re going to blow the lid off a story until you actually have a smoking gun in hand.