Sunday, February 26, 2006

Republicans Starting To Come Around On Ports?

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) spoke in Lexington last night to 900 Republicans who spent at least $75 each to hear from the 2008 presidential hopeful.

Since Hillary Clinton wasn't involved, those many thousands of dollars should actually go to benefit Kentucky candidates.

Anyway, Ryan Alessi got the scoop when Frist told him he had been briefed on the UAE ports deal and that his concerns had been put to rest. I hesitate to add that this catches Senator Frist up with where Senator John McCain has been all week. The next GOP standard-bearer needs to be able to get these things right the first time and not succumb to liberal talking points. Security is not at issue with the ports deal. No amount of spin can change that fact. The spin only serves to energize the wacko left and to confuse too many of the rest of us. That is what we have seen this last week.