Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Tuesday ‘BushWhack’ing

  • Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at Columbia University yesterday and said –, ah who cares…
  • California is looking to enact sets of rules that would cut global warming pollution from new motor vehicles by nearly 30% by 2016, but they need a waiver from the EPA to do that. Oddly enough the request has been “pending” for over 2 years…and now documents obtained by House Oversight show that the Bush(whacked) Administration has conducted an intensive, behind-the-scenes lobbying campaign to try to generate opposition to the plan. (Nice… trying to undercut the dealings of a state government… but wait, aren’t republicans supposed to be all about localized politics?)
  • Sen. Charles Grassley (r-IA) is accusing “President” Bush of holding the expansion of SCHIP hostage in order to get more money funneled to insurance companies… (well duhhhhh. Apparently Mr. Grassley just had an epiphany that thousands already knew…)
  • WaPo headline” “Giuliani's Rhetoric on Terror Contrasts With His Record” (Well, duhhhhhhhh….)
  • And have we mentioned? That WaPo columnist Howard Kurtz says that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is no longer a “prize catch” for the Sunday talkers? Seems the network’s Sunday shows don’t want to have her on because she’s no longer a “key player” in the administration and that she’s a “frustrating” guest because she plays things so close to the vest… (And again, being a member of this administration hurts the credibility and political sway of someone who once was viewed as a political heavyweight. Ms. Rice, you can take your place behind Mr. Powell and Mr. Rumsfeld…)

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