Thursday, January 03, 2008

The Returning Thursday ‘BushWhack’ing

I’m back… I’m bad… and the official primary season is (finally!) underway…

  • In case you haven’t heard, the Iowa caucus is today… while returning from Orlando I read the Orlando Sentinel on the plane and found a phenomenal article asking what I’ve been asking forever; why should we care what the Iowa caucus tells us… my opinion? We shouldn’t… I say you should ignore what the egotist states of Iowa and New Hampshire say and make up your own mind with your own opinions and thoughts; sheep be dammed…
  • Not everyone is kissing Iowa’s ass as Rudy Giuliani skipped over Iowa the night before the caucus to focus on that other full-of-itself state New Hampshire.
  • Speaking of New Hampshire, John McCain is tied with Mitt Romney for the republican lead. (There once was a time when I admired and liked John McCain, but every since he got TOO behind the Iraq war, he’s started to sound a little too senile for my taste and has, in my eyes, sold out his once-upon-a-time maverickness. Can he maintain this to other states? Only time will tell)
  • The DOJ has “opened a criminal investigation” into the destruction of the CIA interrogation videotapes. According to AP, recently minted AG Mike Mukasey has named John Durham, a federal prosecutor in Connecticut, to oversee the case. All fine and good, but Durham is neither “outside” nor “special,” nor “independent” and will report to the Deputy AG, who in turn reports to Mukasey. In other words, it’s a dog and pony show
  • 9/11 Commission Co-Chairme Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton wrote earlier this week in The New York Times that the CIA “obstructed our investigation” when it destroyed those interrogation videotapes and “failed to respond to our lawful requests” about “the kind of information that would have been contained in such videotapes.” (Okay… annnnnnnnnd; what is going to be done about that???)
  • And have we mentioned? That the Bush(whacked) Administration is going to open “46,000 square miles off Alaska’s northwest coast to petroleum leases” next month? While the decision is naturally being condemned by environmental groups that say it will harm animals, I’m sure it’s being done to make Bush’s oil-friends richer help the American public with high gas prices make Bush’s oil-friends richer…

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