Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The Tuesday ‘BushWhack’ing

Let’s take a quick tour of all that’s going on today in the world of politics...

  • A new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that most people in the U.S. oppose “President” Bush’s planned veto of SCHIP… oppose congressional republicans on upcoming policy battles… and want funding for the war cut… (And we needed a poll to tell us this? Seriously?)
  • Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff told the AP that… I’m sorry, it’s just too absurd to even type. Click HERE to read what he says about illegal immigrants and the environment
  • Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) raised more than $20 million this past quarter… too bad he’s not putting it to better use. I’m sorry, but Obama is starting to appear that he is indeed all style and no substance. He needs to start speaking out more (not just about Hillary) and needs to start laying out some of his plans. Otherwise he’s going to find out what the bad part of the nomination process feels like…
  • A new congressional account of State Department and company documents shows that Blackwater USA security contractors have been involved in at least 195 “escalation of force” incidents, all since early 2005, and that Blackwater personnel tried to cover up at least one killing by providing a false report. (There’s no doubt that Blackwater does provide security in Iraq, but the problems still resides in the fact that they don’t have any oversight. If the company wants to provide security, then some kind of oversight needs to be created… or there will be many more incidents like these…)
  • And have we mentioned? That a coalition of eight states are suing the Bush(whacked) Administration? The eight states – New Jersey, Maryland, Arizona, California, Illinois, New Hampshire, New York and Washington — are suing the administration over SCHIP, or more specifically the states object to new rules that “make it harder for them to provide coverage to children in middle-income families.” (At least someone in this country is thinking of the children… won’t someone please think of the children?)

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