File under 'Isn't That Interesting?'

Many conservatives, in fact many readers of HUMAN EVENTS, have expressed their utter fed-up-ness with the hypocrisy of the political and media Left of this country. It seems that liberals are always getting away with their duplicity and that the liberal media gets away with not fully reporting news that could harm the Democratic Party.

So sometimes it’s good to point out these instances that might not get as much national play as they should. Besides, it can be entertaining. With that in mind, here are a few items that we could file under “Isn’t that Interesting?”

  • This week, Secretary of State-designate Condoleezza Rice was the subject of two days worth of confirmation hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. On Wednesday, she was approved by the committee by a vote of 16-2, with Democratic Senators Boxer and Kerry as the two “no” votes.

    The plan was for her nomination to then be presented to and voted on by the full Senate on Thursday. But two Democratic senators held up that plan. Boxer was one of the two. The other senator holding up the nomination of the first black woman to head up the State Department was former Ku Klux Klan member Sen. Robert Byrd.

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  • A vast majority of our elected officials, on the Left and the Right, believed that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. President Bush and Congress received the same intelligence information gathered from around the world and based their opinions of Saddam as a threat to the U.S. on that information. Now, the Bill-Clinton-Democrats who both excused Bubba’s lies and voted in favor of invading Iraq are calling Bush a liar.
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  • In the morning session of the January 6 nomination hearings for Attorney General-designate Alberto Gonzales in the Judiciary Committee, Sen. Ted Kennedy, of Chappaquiddick fame, said the following regarding forms of “torture”:
      “Now, the Post article states you chaired several meetings at which various interrogation techniques were discussed. These techniques included the threat of live burial and water boarding, whereby the detainee is strapped to a board, forcibly pushed under water, wrapped in a wet towel and made to believe he might drown.”

    Then Sen. Kennedy said the following during the afternoon session:

      “Well, just as a — as an attorney, as a human being, I would have thought that where — if there were recommendations that were so blatantly and flagrantly over the line in terms of torture, that you might have recognized them. I mean, it certainly to me that water boarding, with all its descriptions about drowning someone to that kind of a point, would come awfully to getting over the border, and that you’d be able to at least say today there were some that were recommended or suggested on that. But I certainly wouldn’t have had a part of that, as a human being.”
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  • For weeks, liberals were harping about the $40-million price tag for Inauguration festivities, claiming that it was way too expensive — in spite of the fact that most of that money came from private donors. The Washington Times reported yesterday:
      “But a review of the cost for past inaugurations shows Mr. Bush’s will cost less than President Clinton’s second inauguration in 1997, which cost about $42 million. When the cost is adjusted for inflation, Mr. Clinton’s second-term celebration exceeds Mr. Bush’s by about 25 percent.

      “According to the Consumer Price Index, $42 million in 1997 is the equivalent of $49.5 in 2004.

      “The significant majority of funding for this year’s festivities, including nine officials balls, are from private donations and tickets for events held by the Presidential Inaugural Committee, a similar setup to fund raising Mr. Clinton used to underwrite his inauguration. Mr. Clinton had a record 12 balls in 1997.”

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  • Liberal “documentary”-maker Michael Moore received a 2003 Oscar for his film “Bowling for Columbine” in which he criticized our nation’s obsession with guns. Fox News briefly noted yesterday that “Moore’s bodyguard was arrested for carrying an unlicensed weapon in New York’s JFK airport Wednesday night.”
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    Isn’t that interesting?