Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Tuesday ‘BushWhack’ing

Back after a short vacation, so let’s get on with it…

  • Proof that high school kids pay more attention than our president. “President” Bush was given a letter yesterday that was signed by 50 high school seniors from the Presidential Scholars program. The letter urged a stop of “violations of the human rights” of terror suspects held by the US and said “We do not want America to represent torture.” While Bush took a moment to read it and talk with the young woman that handed it to him, he was more interested in how she learned to write so well…
  • SCOTUS has weakened restrictions on television ads that air close to elections in a ruling that significantly dilutes a key provision of campaign finance law… right before an election where the gop is lagging behind… but I’m sure it’s just a coincidence… right??
  • The only real “achievement” (and I’m using that term very loosely) of “President” Bush’s reign of terror term has been No Child Left Behind. It’s up for renewal now, but faces a stiff battle… and now some of the architects of the plan are “speaking out against the law with increasing boldness.” (NCLB was a good idea in theory but had a LOT of loopholes and was screwed-up from the get go by the usual Bush(whacked) Administration antics. If George wants this to be his legacy, he better start making some changes to the law now…)
  • There’s a plan within the gop to oust Vice President Dick “President” Cheney. Even before WaPo published a series this past week that slammed the veep, his office and pretty much any thought that went through his head, there has been a movement afoot to replace the “toxic” Cheney. (I don’t think I like this. While it would be incredibly great to kick Cheney to the curb, that would give the gop and the White House an opportunity to replace him with a hand-picked successor to Bush who would then have the “power” of the White House, such as it is. Keeping Cheney in power might be beneficial to the Democrats as he’s bound to do something more to embarrass himself and the party)
  • And have we mentioned? That it’s a bad week to be a Dick… Cheney that is. Rep. Rahm.Emanuel (D-IL) is going to propose cutting all funding for Cheney's office. The move is a response to recent reports that Cheney's office refused to let National Archives officials review its handling of classified material, which is required, and then proposed abolishing that oversight office… Cheney has a mark on his back from the left AND the right… so stay tuned.

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