Circumstantial ad hominem
Slate's John Dickerson gives you the rundown on "Bush critics with pro-Bush backgrounds" and what they can "teach the public—and perhaps the administration—about the president that the lefty hacks can't." To wit:
- Bush isn't a small-government conservative.
- Bush is incompetent.
- Bush was determined to invade Iraq no matter what.
So, yeah, when was the last time you heard someone on the left make those arguments?