Monday, October 15, 2007

The Monday ‘BushWhack’ing

Weekend is done… Monday is here.

  • House republicans are hurtling themselves over the cliff falling into place behind “President” Bush and his SCHIP veto… they just don’t get it, do they?
  • Following on the heels of Ralph Regula (r-OH) announcing his retirement last week, another republican is retiring at the end of their term. This time it’s Rep. David Hobson (r-OH), who made the announcement that he’s retiring at the end of his term Sunday, making him the 11th Republican House member to announce his retirement… I know it’s almost trite asking this, but will the last republican leaving DC please turn off the lights? Especially if you’re from Ohio…
  • Ridiculous Political Headline of the Week comes from WaPo: First Lady's Influence Goes Global… uh-huh, sure it does…
  • Remember those rules implemented towards regulating the effects that lobbyists have? Yeah, not surprisingly, everyone is finding ways around the rules. And they didn’t see this coming??
  • And have we mentioned? That you don’t mess around with Sam Donaldson? During a Sunday morning appearance on ABC’s “This Week”, right-wing columnist George Will mocked the Nobel committee for awarding the Peace Prize to Al Gore, saying that all Gore does is engage in “hyperbole” and was droing on and on that there is no “planetary crisis” until Sam Donaldson of ABC News interrupted him;“Now if you and Sen. Inhofe want to continue to stick your heads in the sand, I’m going to make it out. I’m old enough and I’ll will probably get out of here before the earth collapses. But I have grandchildren, George.” But Sam wasn’t done. When Will went on to say that a paltry number of the American public considers global warming their top concern, Donaldson then pointed out that “not long ago, the vast majority of the American people endorsed the strike against Iraq too. You telling me now that people haven’t gotten on to this problem, as they should, is not to say that the problem does not exist.”

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