Friday, May 18, 2007

Friday ‘BushWhack’ing

  • In a 220 to 208 vote, the House yesterday ignored a veto threat from President Bush and “demanded that the administration develop a plan to transfer detainees from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.” (Bush really likes his veto crayone, doesn't he?)
  • What was the reaction of World Bank employees upon hearing the news that Paul Wolfowitz was resigning? According to one employee who declined to be named:
    “Everyone ran into the hallways and were clapping and hugging each other.”
    (Nice… he was loved, wasn’t he?)
  • And then there were six. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) became the fifth Senate Republican to call for AG Alberto Gonzales to resign. That news was followed by number six, Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO) who told AP
    “The president might decide that the current leadership remaining at DOJ is doing more harm than good.”
    (I’ve said it before but now it’s becoming more clear – Gonzales is becoming an albatross around the neck of Bush and his administration and needs to be cut loose ASAP)
  • In what can best be described as the last chance for “President” Bush to actually do something and achieve a legislative accomplishment for his second term, the Bush(whacked) administration and a bipartisan group of senators reached an agreement on Thursday on a vast overhaul of the nation's immigration laws. The legislation would essentially bring illegal immigrants out of “society's shadows” while simultaneously stiffen the borders and crack down on employers of undocumented workers. (This seems likely to pass… and could bring Bush his first victory in a very long time. The problem is, according to most polls immigration is the LEAST of American’s worries well behind Iraq, the economy and education, so it could still be a very tough sell…)
  • The fallout from James Comey’s testimony continues
  • And have we mentioned? “President” Bush had his BFF over to the White House yesterday as outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair made his last official visit to the White House (though I’m sure he stay over after he’s done so they can chat all night and do each other’s hair) As expected it was a Love Fest as each one took turns fellating praising each other. It was all pretty disgusting actually… like a massive public display of affection that made everyone watching uncomfortable. Too bad we can’t get Bush to leave office now…

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