The Bushies have a gazillion dollars in the campaign war chest, yet ABC is making free long-form TV ads for them:
Watch ABCNEWS' John McWethy's hourlong special on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Primetime tonight at 10 p.m.
...He wears a pedometer on his belt — to count every step he takes. He tries to walk 10,000 paces a day, about five miles.
The pedometer is part of Rumsfeld's extreme attention to detail: counting, obsessing, analyzing. It's how he solves problems. That devotion also frames how he lives his life....
At his Senate confirmation hearing on Jan. 11, 2001, he talked about the lessons of Pearl Harbor.
"There were plenty of signals, plenty of warnings, plenty of cautions, but they weren't taken on board. They didn't register," Rumsfeld said. "We've got to be wiser than that."
Then, eight months to the day after his warning of a surprise attack, Rumsfeld's fears became reality with the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The months that followed sent his popularity and influence soaring. He was videotaped helping move the injured from the stricken Pentagon. The war in Afghanistan was widely supported. Bush called Rumsfeld "my administration's matinee idol for seniors."
His profile was raised so high that intelligence sources say he and his family were stalked by terrorists who at least once tried to kill him.
So it was hard to argue with the defense secretary when he began to make the case for war against Iraq....
Feh -- this is disgusting. This is your "liberal media."
Do you remember anything like this in, say, the spring of 1996?