Friday, June 01, 2007

Friday ‘BushWhack’ing

  • And the dominoes continue to fall… Dan Bartlett, a Counselor to “President” Bush, has submitted his resignation effective July 4. The official reason is to “begin a career outside of government.” (Uh-huh… sure it is. Will the last assistant in the White House please turn off the lights…)
  • Backlashes from conservative pundits continue to flow in with conservative columnist Peggy Noonan be the latest to attack the Bush(whacked) Administration. In a column today she says Bush “has torn the conservative coalition asunder,” with consequences “for the American future.” She continued to write that this White House “thinks its base is stupid,” while “conservative Bush supporters have felt like sufferers of battered wife syndrome.” (If Bush and his adminisration cronies had a conscience, that would probably hurt…)
  • Yesterday “President” announced a “new international climate change framework,” that would set “aspirational goals” for reducing carbon emissions but failed to have benchmarksno concrete targets or dates.” And no enforcement mechanism… and no penalties for noncompliance… (Can we say ‘toothless’?)
  • Pay attention as there’s a storm brewing in regards to the seperation of church and state and tax exemption status. It could get ugly…
  • This has nothing to do with politics, but today is the 40th Anniversary of the release of one THE most influential rock albums EVAH; Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Go on... give it a listen…
  • And have we mentioned? That Scooter Libby’s lawyers don’t want their meal ticket client to go to jail for obstructing the probe of Valerie Plame’s outing and are strongly campaigning for community service as Special Counsel Patrick “Suck it Starr” Fitzgerald is pushing for 30 months. (This could get interesting. Scooter is scheduled to be sentenced next Tuesday, June 5th, and odds are starting to lean towards prison, with the length the only thing in the air. Stay tuned…)

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