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We're not devious after all - darn it!

Not so long ago, the World of Blogs was buzzing with news of a GOP memo that cynically described Terri Schiavo’s case as “a great political issue”. At Watchblog we discussed it - was it repugnant, cynical, outrageous, or just politics as usual?

Not too long after that, a new theory was aired: the “GOP memo” was really a fabrication, put out by Dems to make Team Red look cynical!

Some Red Team comments, lifted from Daily Kos:

"I suspect that no one at the Post or ABC News still believes the amateurish, unsigned, misspelled memo was circulated by Republican Party leaders." - Michelle Malkin

"I think within a week or two it will become clear that that memo was a forgery, possibly written by Democrats on the hill in an effort to discredit Republicans." - Tucker Carlson

"the issue "stinks" of a news fabrication similar to the one that engulfed CBS anchorman Dan Rather" - Sen. Bennet (R-Utah).

"Truth Detector: Supposed GOP Schiavo Memo Forged by Democrats." - Rush Limbaugh

Ooo, how sneaky of us! The Dems, cynically making Republicans look cynical? well...it now appears that the memo came from the office of Sen. Martinez (R-Fl). Team Blue is not being devious after all. Oh well, maybe we'll learn how in time.

Posted by William Cohen at April 7, 2005 11:07 AM