The Bash-Bush fest

Poor Bob Novak got a bit of rude shock when he flew down to Aspen to hang out with fellow Republican fat cats:


For two full days, George W. Bush was bashed. He was taken to task on his handling of stem cell research, population control, the Iraq war and, especially, Hurricane Katrina. The critics were no left-wing bloggers. They were rich, mainly Republican and presumably Bush voters in the last two presidential elections.
The Bush-bashing occurred last weekend at the annual Aspen conference sponsored by the New York investment firm Forstmann Little & Co. Over 200 invited guests, mostly prestigious, arrived Thursday night (many by private aircraft) and stayed until Sunday morning for more than golf, hikes and gourmet meals. They faithfully attended the discussions presided over by PBS's Charlie Rose on such serious subjects as "global poverty and human rights" and "the 'new' world economy." The connecting link was hostility to President Bush. [LINK thanks to Jeff Renshaw]
Unhappy Novak received a generous dose of hostility himself every time he tried to defend his President, arguing -- as any sensible Republican would -- "against implications that Hurricane Katrina should cause the president to rediscover race and poverty."

In other words, it was worse than a DLC meeting.
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