I'm not even going to quote anything from Froomkin's piece. It's a tour de force. He has found pretty much every editorial and article out there criticizing Cheney and the GOP (and Lieberman) for politicizing the new recent terror alert. There are an entire day's worth of excellent links in Froomkin's one piece - read it, it's a gold mine.
Okay, I lied. I'm quoting this part of Froomkin's story that had me laughing out loud.
I'm not a Washington Post political reporter, but Jonathan Weisman is, and here's what he had to say in a Live Online discussion last week:
"Medford, Mass.: Exactly how is it that our sitting Vice President can get away with saying basically that people who exercised their constitutional right to vote for change (ie: Conn. primary) are helping terrorists? How is this not the headline of a story, instead of a footnote?
"Jonathan Weisman: The vice president also said the insurgency in Iraq is in its death throes, and that U.S. troops would be greeted as liberators. I'm afraid to say his utterances are losing their news value."