Remember my argument that Republicans could and would use the ports deal to separate themselves from Bush? Today’s Dispatch:

“Since 9/11, Congress has invested millions of dollars to strengthen our nation?s seaports, and has called for comprehensive security improvements costing billions more over the next decade,” Pryce said at the start of the hearing.

“Selling the management rights of these ports to a foreign interest undermines the confidence Americans have in their leaders.”

Damn, did she just out 9/11 the master?

Update: Clinton (Bill) advises DPW how to handle the controversy and also calls UAE “a good ally to America”. Whoops – distance from Bush and fire up anti-Clinton feelings in the base. There goes that one!