Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Thursday ‘BushWhack’ing’

Rather slow day… but here ya go:

  • It’s high noon in DC this week as the Senate committee that’s investigating the NSA's warrantless wiretapping program issued subpoenas Wednesday that ordered the White House to turn over any and all documents that are related to the program. The issuance has prompted a legal showdown between Congress and the Bush(whacked) administration when Bush rejected the lawmaker’s request. (Knowing how this administration works, I’ll be surprised if anything actually is turned over… though in the mean time it does make for some interesting theater…)
  • The Immigration debate is making John McCain’s campaign suffer…(And this surprises you… how?)
  • China has taken an unprecedented interest in the 2008 presidential race, having a top government official meet with top advisers to Biden (D-DE), Clinton (D-NY), Edwards (D-SC), McCain (r-AZ), Obama (D-IL), & Romney (r-MA) during last week’s talks with the Bush(whacked) Administration.
  • Headlines you don’t want to see; US-India Relations Hit Rough Patch. (Yeah, this should end well…)
  • In a move that makes the gop wince, Hispanics are returning to the Democratic Party just in time for the 2008 presidential and congressional elections. (Add this bit of news to the fact that more younger Americans are flocking to “Liberal ideas”, the republicans are going to be getting desperate… ain’t it cool?)
  • And have we mentioned? That it’s hard being a pimp second-tier presidential candidate… Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM), Gov. Mike Huckabee (r-AK), Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), and Rep. Ron Paul (r-TX) are desperately trying to scratch their way out of the second tier into the top tier but are finding it a hard task and a rough road. Richardson started making some headway as recently as 2 months ago but saw it evaporate after some interviews where he inserted his foot into his mouth. Then Paul saw an upswing after the second republican debate, which many say he won, but that surge quickly disappeared. With the number of second tier candidates in this election, this race should be very, very interesting. So, as always, stay tuned…

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