SEPTEMBER 11, 2006
All the superlatives describing this particular anniversary have been done to death -- no pun intended -- so my adding to the list would be beyond redundant.
While BUSH LAYS WREATHS AT GROUND ZERO, the geezer Slick, in his never-ending birthday bash, PARTIES WITH STARS IN CANADA: At yet another bash, this one in Toronto, celebrity guests on hand for the International Film Festival made light of the former president's unease with the Big 6-0.
Naturally, the geezerette benefitted from the festivities, too. Birthday Goodies: Senator Clinton has no connection to her husband's philanthropic operation. "But the message was pretty clear," says an executive with a foreign-owned bank that does not operate in the U.S., but has clients in America. "If we wanted some access to Senator Clinton, the foundation would be a good way to facilitate some access for our issues." A number of tables at the event were purchased at the corporate level of $200,000. Others were bought for prices as "low" as $50,000.
Was it coincidental that Clinton chose Toronto at this particular time to celebrate his geezerness while the Toronto Film Fest was in full swing? I think not. Controversial "Death of a President" film debuts: After a short burst of applause at the movie's end, about half the audience left the theater quickly while the other half stayed around for a question-and-answer session with producer/director Gabriel Range, 32. Range complained there had been a rush to judgment about his film, spurred by both its subject matter and by a still photo from the movie that superimposed Bush's head on an actor being shot.
Imagine if the film had been about assassinating Clinton -- or even (gasp!) Her Royal C!
Speaking of movies ...
“Wouldn't it be great if the Democrats cared this much about defeating terrorism?” – Rush Limbaugh on the half-vast left-wing's "outrage" over "The Path to 9/11."
I watched most of "The Path to 9/11" last night, although I had no intentions of doing so. However, since I'm not sleeping well these days, I fell asleep towards the end. Rush, who has seen the entire movie, believes there's no doubt that we'll know that the true enemies are the terrorists. Yet I kept thinking that the Clinton Administration was just as bad. Call me a partisan hack, but would we even be in this mess if Slick didn't have Monica/Paula/Juanita (et al) on his mind? The only thing that surprises me is that the half-vast left-wing hasn't tried to blame the impeachment-minded Repubs for distracting Slick's "altruistic governance."
So what did other bloggers think?
Decision ’08 weighs in with The Path To 9/11: Night One: Well, I have to hand it to ABC; they didn’t cave much. And it’s clear from the previews that just aired for night two that the Bush Administration is going to take their lumps in the second part. I expect the howling from the lefty blogs is off the charts about now: Sandy Berger and Madaleine Albright (and Clinton) came off looking very bad indeed.
Pat was pleased that they got so many details right. I highly recommend watching the second half of the movie tomorrow night.
AJ Strata says First off, well done. … Looking forward to part II. It is a really good story, but most of America is probably missing much of the nuance. How many people know who Mary Joe White is and her battles against Reno and Gorelick and their barriers between intelligence and law enforcement. Too few I am afraid.
Al Brown, at NewsBusters, found the show riveting and chilling. I suspect that Clinton's legacy is of less concern to the Left than the fact that "The Path to 9/11" makes it painfully obvious that the Left's thinking has not evolved since that day.
On the other hand, Brooklyn Boy thought that it was too easy on the Clintons, in my opinion.
Tom Maguire refers to the movie as The Path To Tedium: I watched ABC's controversial "Path to 9/11" last night. Well, I watched parts of it - I tuned in late because I had the silly idea that "The Path to 9/11' would be aired from, well, 9 to 11; check your local listings.
Meanwhile, one of Foggy Bottom’s braintrusts believes that Bush Duped Public On Iraq: [A]fter 2 1/2 years of reviewing pre-war intelligence behind closed doors, the lead Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, Sen. John Rockefeller (D-W. Va.), who voted for the Iraq War, says the Bush administration pulled the wool over everyone's eyes.
Amazing! The half-vast left-wing kooks believe that A) Bush is an idiot, while simultaneously believing that B) Bush is the most clever manipulator who ever lived.
8 Bookmark this reference material. Straight from the donkeys’ mouths, it’s The Who Said It Game - Iraq Style: A repository of quotes from prominent Democrats regarding pre-war intelligence on weapons of mass destruction in Saddam Hussein's Iraq.
88 Do NOT miss this interview! Not All the President's Men: It is being reported that a former military aide to President Clinton (and upcoming guest on our radio programs) claims he witnessed several missed opportunities to capture or kill Osama bin Laden. And he says the producer of the ABC mini-series "The Path to 9/11" came to him in frustration after network executives under a heavy barrage of criticism from former administration officials began pressing for changes to the script. 77