Daschle versus Bush

Daschle Angered By Bush Statement Everything in politics is, well, political–including Daschle’s reaction to Bush’s ill-considered remark. Wait…amend that…from a rhetorical perspective, Bush’s remark that the Democratic-controlled Senate is “not interested in the security of the American people” may only be deemed ill-considered if it doesn’t “work,” i.e. pressure the Democrats to support his version of the Department of Homeland Security. This remains to be seen.

UPDATE (3:06 p.m.): Bush backs off a little.

UPDATE (4:50 p.m.): Ridge stands firm.

UPDATE (6:22 p.m.): Timothy Noah has this to say.