Wednesday, August 08, 2007

The Wednesday ‘BushWhack’ing

Middle of the week, you know what that means? We’re one step closer to the weekend.

  • State and local emergency officials are pissed by the Bush(whacked) Administration’s decision to rewrite, in secret mind you, the nation's emergency response blueprint. They’re angry and worried that they’re repeating mistakes that contributed to their half-assed response to Hurricane Katrina almost two years ago. (And it what done in secret; isn’t that special?)
  • The Democratic presidential candidates held yet another debate – this time in forum form – last night in Chicago. The event was hosted by the AFL-CIO and moderated by Keith Olberman. While most of the candidates performed well, Clinton and Obama continued sniping at each other like children and Joe Biden may have very well killed his campaign by essentially blowing-off a question from a widow… but the most stirring moment came from a member of the audience. An out-of-work steel worker from Indiana who rose to ask a question with tears in his eyes and his voice wavering… if you watch it and it doesn’t effect you, check your heart – you might be a republican.
  • The republican Iowa straw poll is this Saturday an— ah, who cares…
  • Just when you thought the gop presidential field couldn’t get any crazier – batshiat crazy Alan Keyes is considering jumping into the fray.
  • And have we mentioned? That former House Speaker, and republican, Newt Gingrich is straying from the gop playbook? He said last week that this Administration was waging a “phony war” on terrorism and that the republicans have failed to govern successfully the last six years… (Sounds like a Democratic campaign commercial to me, but we’ll take it)

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