I think they’re funny, anyway:
What’s amusing about these headlines?
Well, the double standards. The first one cracks me up because once again we see the press romancing a GOP senator with sweet headlines and dangling the precious “Maverick” label before Senator Voinovich. They managed to seduce John McCain this way. He never got over the seduction. The double-standard lies in the fact that when a member of the GOP dissents from the party, becoming a valuable tool for the Democrats, his or her dissention is written up as an admirable quality. They are praised for their renegade independence.
However, on the very rare occasion wherein a Democrat dares dissent, there are no such glowing headlines. I don’t recalle Senator Zell Miller being feted as an “independent thinker” when he moved away from the party’s anti-war stance.
Just think it’s amusing, that’s all.
The second headline is downright hilarious to me. For five years, we have watched every manner of Bush-hater go after every breath the man has made, every step he’s taken, and not once did we see a headline suggesting that “Bush-haters seize opportunity to….whatever…enter your own meme, here.”
But when it comes to Clinton, if anyone looks askance at anything to do with them, why, they are HATERS, CONSPIRING AGAINST THE CLINTONS.
The press is rushing to protect and defend the Clintons, as it always has. You can’t look into those fund-raising issues! That’s mean! You’re just looking at it because you’re a HATER!
Cracks me up.