Recall Ari Fleischer in 2001, laying down these stern words of warning:
"They're reminders to all Americans that they need to watch what they say, watch what they do."Compare to Sen. George Allen regarding Doc Rice:
I ask my colleagues to be careful -- be careful in your criticism. People can say whatever they want and they’ll say something and I will say that doesn't make sense and here's a more logical approach and that sort of banter and back and forth is fine -- but in the criticism, and -- and statements, and also trying to divide opinion on this nomination of Dr. Rice, be careful not to be diminishing her credibility in the eyes of those in capitals around the world.The scary times continue. It's okay for them to criticize anything and anyone, but don't dare say anything critical of anyone on their side. That would be anti-American, jeapordizing national security.