Watching Ken Mehlman on "Meet the Press," it seems as though he exists in a parallel dimension, a reality entirely of his own making.
Host Tim Russert asked about the Downing Street Memo, the British memo that confirms, as if there were any doubt, that, when Bush and his people were urging war, "the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy."
"Tim, that report has been discredited by everyone else who's looked at it since then. Whether it's the 9-11 Commission, whether it's the Senate, whoever's looked at this has said there was no effort to change the intelligence at all."
Russert only challenged Mehlman twice, once when he claimed they had cut the deficit in half, and this time. Russert said, correctly:
"I don't believe that the authenticity of this report has been discredited."
Mehlman then replied:
"I believe that the findings of the report, the fact that the intelligence was somehow fixed, have been totally discredited by everyone who's looked at it."
The 9/11 Commission never looked at the Downing Street Memo, and neither has the Senate.
Ken has not yet bought into the Culture of Truth.