Today, local newspapers across America all, as one, channeled simultaneously and in complete harmony, the Bush administration line for cutting wages for workers rebuilding the Gulf Coast. Chris Kromm at Facing South has done an excellent job and I will let him bring you the rest of the story:
All of them are unsigned editorials, which makes it look like they're original opinion pieces for each paper. (The Colorado Gazette even says it's "our view.")
And they all happen to say exactly the same thing, beginning with this paragraph:
"One of the smartest things President Bush did to reduce recovery costs in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita was to suspend Davis-Bacon Act rules in the hardest hit states. But Congress is frantically trying to overrule the president, which would add billions of dollars to the already staggering recovery costs."
Go read, its very worth it.
We have a word for people like this in Scots - sleekit - which means, according to the Scots Dictionary, "sly, hypocritical or smooth". I would add unashamedly underhanded and showing contempt for the intelligence of others. Pretty much a description of every Republican bigwig and talking head from Bush and DeLay on down.