Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Wednesday ‘BushWhack’ing

Back from my trip and ready to get back to it.

  • The gop presidential contenders held a debate yesterday and, for the first time, Fred Thompson participated… no word on if the debate was held this early so Mr. Thompson could make the Early Bird special at The Sizzler.
  • A former aide to “President” Bush has opined on the above-mentioned gop candidates and wasn’t kind. Former White House counselor Dan Bartlett was brutally honest in his assessments, calling Fred Thompson the campaign's “biggest dud,” that Mitt Romney has “a real problem in the South” because of his Mormonism, that Mike Huckabee's last name is too hick, and that John McCain could pull a repeat of his 2000 performance and win New Hampshire yet still lose the battle… ouch, and that’s coming from a fellow republican…
  • As if we needed more examples of why congress’ approval ratings are lower than Bush’s, we are presented with this: there’s a resolution in the House that would label the deaths of Armenians as “genocide.” Oh, did we mention that the deaths of the Armenians was during the Ottoman Empire… which was more than 90 years ago… (our troops are still waging a senseless war… the economy is falling apart… our civil liberties are under attack… bin Laden is STILL running around… but let’s worry about this. I have nothing against Armenia, my middle name is, in fact, Armenian, but this is still somewhat sad that this is the only resolution/bill that the House can muster…)
  • And have we mentioned? That Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey held a press conference yesterday? During the presser, Casey said that “It’s going to take us three or four years and a substantial amount of resources to put ourselves back in balance” and restore US forces to peak capability…and despite this, the White House and a handful of republicans are pushing for military action against Iran… with what, I have no idea.

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