Let me be sure I understand your argument; it is okay for LIBERALS speculate about Bush’s connections with BIG OIL and his illegal war on Iraq or Cheney’s ties to Halliburton’s profits and work in Iraq, but it is NOT okay for CONSERVATIVES to speculate what the media treatment would have been had this idiotic flyover wasting $328,000 of the tax payers money for a photo shoot would have been during Bush's Presidency?
Again, if you are going to designate yourself as the "speculation" police on DP, you are going to be VERY busy with those who share YOUR ideology.
Much debate is about speculation on what political opponents may or may not do or have done based on historic actions.
It's like this; I can almost bet that Obama and the Democrats are going to have to substantially raise taxes based on their past actions. I cannot state it for a fact, but my speculation is a pretty safe bet.