by Scoobie Davis
Pat Caddell: Potemkin Democrat
Pat Caddell is the type of alleged Democrat that fucking Fox News puts forth to show that they believe in ideological balance--as if.
Blast from the past, during the Florida non-recount, Caddell spoke his mind Remember this what during the Bush coup--when the Gore campaign all but laid down--when real journalists like Greg Palast demonstrated how tens of thousands of mostly black Democrats were disenfranchized, here's what alleged Democrat Pat Cadell had to say: "I'm a liberal Democrat. I started in Florida politics. I've worked for George McGovern. I've worked for Jimmy Carter. I've worked for Teddy Kennedy, Mario Cuomo. Nobody can question, I think, my credentials and convictions. But I have to tell you, at this point it's hard to believe that my party, the party that I've belonged to since my great-great-grandfather-of my family-has become no longer a party of principles, but has been hijacked by a confederacy of gangsters who need to take power by whatever means and whatever canards they can say."
Caddell also repeated the Sudanese propaganda--popular with wingnuts like Sean Hannity--that when Bill Clinton was president, he was offered bin Laden on a silver platter by the Sudenese government. This, of course, was a hateful lie (the 9/11 Commission thoroughly refuted it; but, then again, Caddell called the 9/11 Commission "an annoying distraction"). Shills like Caddell would prefer to believe propaganda from a genocidal regime than to think well of a Democratic president. Like Tammy Bruce and Susan Estrich, Caddell is a good, obedient Fox News Democrat. Caddell has no soul.
UPDATR: Here's more on Caddell.