Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Wednesday ‘BushWhack’ing

Hump day… let’s get a humpin’…

  • Alberto Gonzales time as Attorney General may be drawing to a close… his appearance on Capitol Hill yesterday was, to put it mildly, tense. Maybe he ought to ease-up on the caffeine… or the lying…
  • “President” Bush’s approval ratings are… well… let’s just say his numbers aren’t good at this point and leave it at that… we’ll have more polling numbers later.
  • Due to the strain on the military because of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon is sending more civilian workers than ever before to war zones to provide critical support to the troops. Big surprise… the civilians that the Pentagon sends over are getting embarrassingly insufficient treatment if they get injured. These citizens have become de facto soldiers… and should be treated as such if they get injured. The Washington Post has an excellent story on one such individual today… click HERE to read it.
  • Karl Rove is traipsing across the country to get away from his problems… but even in a town with a population of 20, he still encounters hostility… (Well, that’s what happens when you’re one of the public faces of an inept administration. Want to be loved Karl, become a clown... although…)
  • Here’s some news that should not come as a surprise to anyone House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) released a report yesterday that, for the first time, officially suggests that laws were broken in the attorney firings, aka; AttorneyGate. (If we had an ‘obvious’ tag, it would be placed here) It should also be noted that the Judiciary committee will vote on contempt charges for former White House Counsel Harriet Miers and chief of staff Josh Bolten today… so stay tuned.
  • And have we mentioned? That we may not be done seeing Vice President Dick “President” Cheney? Back in April, the New York Sun published an editorial entitled “Cheney’s Chance.” Besides fellating Cheney, the op-ed also strongly encouraged him to jump into the presidential race (nooooooooo!!!). In a review of Stephen Hayes’ new biography on Cheney the editor of the Sun, Ira Stoll, once again asked Cheney to run, writing that he thinks that Hayes’ book is part of an effort by Cheney to drum up support for a potential campaign run… (I’ll say it again; noooooooooooooo!!! This would be a crisis of monumental proportions, and by the off chance Cheney does decide to run – which I highly doubt considering his age, health and current approval ratings – we must do everything in our power to ensure the Dems win… or God help us all…)

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