Monday, August 27, 2007

The Monday ‘BushWhack’ing

It’s Monday, and rumors suggest it could start off with a bang...

  • Rumors are swirling around Washington DC that ‘embattled (and that’s putting it loosely) Attorney General Alberto “Albatross” Gonzales will be resigning today Embattled (and that’s putting it loosely) Attorney General Alberto “Albatross” Gonzales has resigned… press conference later this morning. Allegedly he gave his resignation on Friday but the administration waited until after Gonzo had talked to “President” Bush. (I’ll believe it when I see it and hear it… There was probably a time when US Attorney General was a respected and well sought-after post… now I’m not so sure)
  • California is looking to change the way their electoral votes are rewarded… As it stands now, the winner of the state's popular vote takes all electoral votes (makes sense), but the new initiative looks to award one electoral vote for every congressional district a candidate wins, with the statewide winner getting two more electoral votes… (Uh…no. I think we need to keep the system the way it is… or totally eliminate the electoral college altogether…)
  • Reports are coming out that former congressman Mark Foley “is unlikely to face criminal charges” for sending sexually explicit e-mails to teenage boys… (Lovely… nice message to send there everyone…)
  • As we marvel at yet another rat leaving the sinking ship that is the Bush White House, let’s marvel at yet another republican switching ‘aisles’ on the Iraq war. Originally Sen. John Warner (r-VA) didn’t want Congress to set a timetable, yesterday, he said that he may have to support Democratic legislation that would order a withdrawal, saying “I’m going to have to evaluate it. I don’t say that as a threat, but I say that is an option we all have to consider.” (And another domino falls…)
  • And have we mentioned? That “President” Bush is relying on a familiar strategy in his (vain) attempts to bide time for his surge strategy… he’s launched a spin campaign whose aim is to persuade the people to see things his way… (There are so many jokes right there, that I can’t decide on just one…)

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