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Hey, remember the U.S. attorney scandal? Fishy potentially-motivated-by-partisanship firings of nine U.S. attorneys by the White House?
Well, Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, hasn't forgotten. At the Democratic National Convention yesterday, Talking Points Memo's David Kurtz asked Leahy for reaction to the news that a U.S. district court judge has refused to stay an order that former White House aide Harriet Miers is legally required to testify about the firings.
Strange. At www.YouTube.com/watch?v=XO71HX8fi4 (Im not sure if that's a capital 0 or a zero) you can see it. I ran into it this morning. I had to watch it a few times to get that it was real.
If you are trying to figure out how we got the housing/mortgage crisis, this article might help: www.alternet.com/election08/87999 - it's kind of what I had expected, but I didn't have a name. I couldn't read too far into it today, it was too inflammatory in effect on me.
I think I fried my brain yesterday, trying to focus on women's issues, and then losing all I had written because it was over 30 minutes. Probably there's a way to mark and copy, but I don't know how. And my brain just feels burnt. So - what was it I had in mind to write?
A few Sunday nights ago, my Dad and I were watching a program on channel 13 about Iwo Jima which, presumably as intended, sparked me to think about war.
The Good News:
Paul Wolfowitz resigned from the World Bank, effective June 30th... 'Nuff said.
The Bad News:
Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty officially blamed his children's college finances for his resignation. Hmm... worse cover-up EVER!
The Ugly News:
Sadly, Alberto Gonzalez is still Attorney General. Well... Congress may have a full plate, but as the NY Times pointed out, he's impeacheable, you know!
Did anyone catch McCain at the De La Hoya - Mayweather fight Saturday night?
If you look at the third row at the left of the screen, you should be able to make out the Senator and his wife. (clip below)
From Iraq to Katrina to Iraq again--and every other issue in between--the Bush Presidency has been marred by a series of shameful, incompetent, and dangerous policy decisions. If his last veto on the Iraqi spending bill weren't enough, Bush is ensuring to secure his legacy as a failed presidency.
This Administration is quite frankly the unwanted gift that keeps on giving: The abundance of incompetence mixed with the paucity of accountability.
Even after Foley's "Page-gate" scandal, You wouldn't think an abstinence-only advocate frequently calls an escort service for, well, their "services," BUT...
The Winner of this week's "Bless His Heart" Award:
But seriously, Mr. President...
Mission accomplished. Or so says EPA Chief Dave Johnson (not to be confused with former Mets and Orioles manager Davey Johnson or an actual climate change expert)who recently proclaimed that the growth of greenhouse gases by less than 1 percent in 2005 shows the administration's program to address global warming "is delivering real results.'' This of course coming from an administration which hasn't actually quite gotten up to the point of acknowledging the existence of global warming. But then again, its the same administration whose proofreaders missed that line in the Constitution about habeas corpus.
If you haven't thrown up in your mouth yet, there's more after the fold.
This is a funny parody done by MadTV about general sentiments towards the war.