Bandwagon Patrol

Update below.

Assrocket of Power Line:
...why is it it that when a minor Republican staffer wrote that the Schiavo case was a "great political issue," it was a scandal that was reported in every newspaper in America, whereas, when the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee says, "We're going to use Terri Schiavo" in the 2006 and 2008 elections, the response is a yawn? I'm sure there must be a reason why Dean's comment is different, but offhand I can't think what it is.
Oh, come on, you can think, can't you? Or did the obvious just not occur to you? In his talking-points memo, Brian Darling promoted using a family tragedy for political gain. In contrast, Dean was talking about using what the Republicans did with that tragedy against them. The two things are entirely different, and only the former is scandalous. Hands Power Line a clue.

UPDATE: Whaddaya know. He wrote me back:
Difference? What difference? The "great political issue" was that the Dems wanted to kill her. Dean wants to "use" her because the Republicans wanted to save her. Same thing. No difference.

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