George Will takes Senator-elect Jim Webb to task for his lack of civility in Already Too Busy for Civility. No George, it's not that people are too busy for civility it's more like it's too late for civility. I would like to see some civility in Washington too but it's not going to happen as long as George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Karl Rove are in power. For the last five years anyone who disagreed with the Bush Cheney cabal has been labeled a terrorist sympathizer or worse. Anyone who objected to the Bush/Cheney dismantling of the constitution has been called unAmerican. This is an administration of men who did not serve in the military who have encouraged vicious attacks on those who did. And speaking of civility, has Mr Will forgotten that the ever civil Vice President told a Democratic Senator to "go fuck himself" on the Senate floor. No George, it's far too late for civility. The Democrats didn't start this uncivil war and I for one have no trouble with them firing a few shots back.
Over at TPM CAFE Greg Sargent points out that not only is George Will a partisan shill he is a dishonest one who distorts the story to make his point.