And, really, when it comes to low-hanging, it doesn't get any low-hanginger than this:
Eyes Wide Shut
Consider that CBC and CTV never miss an opportunity to broadcast any political setback for the Bush administration on Iraq and one is tempted to ask how they managed to miss this?
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has backed down from demands for a withdrawal of our troops in Iraq by next spring.
Selling voters on cut and run was always tough, but now a new UPI/Zogby Poll finds that 54% of Americans believe the Iraq war is not lost.
Beyond the achievements of our forces, the public is obviously impressed that Iraq's five top political leaders have agreed on a series of compromises, including oil wealth distribution and provincial elections.
Since Reid and other Democratic leaders now know that outright surrender is out, they've decided to try for whatever they can get. "I don't think we have to think that our way is the only way," Reid told the Washington Post, making it clear he now seeks an anti-war alliance with shaky Republicans.
"I'm not saying, 'Republicans, do what we want to do.' Just give me something that you think you would like to do, that accomplishes some or all of what I want to do."
Close their eyes, perhaps?
Of course, one might reasonably ask how hard Kate had to work to avoid dealing with this unpleasant bit of reality:
Muses DK diarist "georgia10":
I love how Boustany clings to his GOP propaganda tighter than a frightened kid clutching his favorite blankie, believing that if he just repeats his talking points enough, those scary facts will just evaporate into thin air.
Oh, man, georgia10 ... if you loved that, you really have to check out Kate. A whole new level of fantasy-based wingnuttery, I promise you.