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Thursday, October 20, 2005  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

I see Jed Babbin’s having another boring week as my guest host, what with his interview with Victoria Toensig in which she says about the Plame Affair:

This was the CIA doing a covert action against the president.

I don’t have an affiliate in D.C., but if I did, I don’t think I’d be getting “stars,” which in the radio business means zero recorded listeners. Air America, however, hit stars this quarter:

Air America, the liberal talk network carried on WWRC-AM (1260), went from bad to nonexistent. After WWRC recorded a mere fraction of a rating point in the spring with syndicated shows from the likes of lefty talkers Al Franken, Janeane Garofalo and Stephanie Miller, Arbitron couldn’t detect a measurable listenership for the station this time around.

Evidently the anti-Miers cabal has unleashed similar sentiments among other one-time Administration supporters turned harsh critics. From today’s Financial Times:

Vice-President Dick Cheney and a handful of others had hijacked the government’s foreign policy apparatus, deciding in secret to carry out policies that had left the US weaker and more isolated in the world, the top aide to former Secretary of State Colin Powell claimed on Wednesday.

In a scathing attack on the record of President George W. Bush, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff to Mr Powell until last January, said: ‘What I saw was a cabal between the vice-president of the United States, Richard Cheney, and the secretary of defense, Donald Rumsfeld, on critical issues that made decisions that the bureaucracy did not know were being made.

‘Now it is paying the consequences of making those decisions in secret, but far more telling to me is America is paying the consequences.’

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