"Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers." Citing calls by progressive groups to respond carefully to the attacks, Mr. Rove said to the applause of several hundred audience members, "I don't know about you, but moderation and restraint is not what I felt when I watched the twin towers crumble to the ground, a side of the Pentagon destroyed, and almost 3,000 of our fellow citizens perish in flames and rubble."
I say if the shoe fits, wear it. As Rove referred only to "liberals" and not specifically to "Democrats", you have to wonder why the Dems felt so earnestly compelled to respond? And so angrily, too.
Could it be the observation hit a little too close to home? Could it be that they feel...guilty?
UPDATE: Ken Mehlman, Chairman of the RNC has issued an extremely good response to the Democrat's rage, complete with documentation of Rove's statement (which in my opinion was rather mild, compared to the reality). I suspect the Democrats are going to deeply regret their behavior (in 2006, perhaps?), including their passive approval of the Durbin hysterics, just a week ago.