Purging: Deja Vu

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Jul 15, 2008 4:45 PM
By  now, it's been widely reported that Barack's web masters were busy "purging the surge" -- or at least, Barack's opposition to it -- over the weekend.

Does this sound familiar to anybody?  Remember when Hillary Clinton accused Barack of "scrubbing" his web site of all support for the war? Here's a snippet from   a January '08 piece in the Huffington Post:

"It is a fact that after Senator Obama spoke out against the war in 2002, he removed the speech from his website when he started running for the Senate," said Clinton spokesman Phil Singer in a written statement to The Huffington Post.

So first Barack removed a speech opposing the war at a time (2004) when such opposition might have opened his "judgment" to question.  Now he's doing the same thing when the surge's success makes it clear that his much-vaunted "judgment" in opposing it was nothing if not flawed.  

Well, removing any record of a strike-out is a great way to build a record of batting a thousand.