In TV Appearance, Powell Plans To Answer Right-Wing Critics
The Washington Post
Under intense fire from the right, former secretary of state Colin L. Powell is preparing to answer his Republican critics this weekend in a television appearance that is likely to add fuel to his long-standing feud with top conservatives in his party.
Well, that’s nice and all. But let’s be clear. Colon Powell is no Republican. And he hasn’t been for a long time. You know, endorsing the Democratic candidate for President might have had something to do with that.
So, enough of Colon Powell, and Tom Ridge, and John McCain and a host of others telling the Republican Party how they should behave, what they should believe.
You guys are the reason the GOP is the minority party.
Not Rush Limbaugh. Not Sean Hannity. Not Sarah Palin.
“What Colin Powell needs to do is close the loop and become a Democrat, instead of claiming to be a Republican interested in reforming the Republican Party,” Limbaugh told listeners. And Cheney dryly commented: “I didn’t know he was still a Republican.”