Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Wednesday ‘BushWhack’ing

Hump day, and I’m finding it hard to get back into it after being away since last Thursday…

  • Former Bush lapdog Press Secretary Scott McClellan has released his book about his time as PS. Bottom line: Bush lied to him, he lied to the media, the media lied to us… but it’s all good because he was only following orders. (Wow… now the question is how much play will the MSM give this? Or will they quietly sweep it under the rug? I'll probably have more on this later today...)
  • Senators Obama, Clinton and McCain signed a joint statement on Darfur yesterday that accuses the Sudanese government of “atrocities against civilians in Darfur.” (I’m sure this letter will turn the Sudanese government right around and they’ll stop immediately…)
  • Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod says his candidate is about to clinch victory… after next week’s primaries. (Ok, I realize it’s political posturing and rhetoric, but come on, saying he’s about to clinch and meaning sometimes next week is just dumb. It’s NEXT week… wait until Monday David and then say he’s “about to clinch”, not five days before. What, have you been taking advice from Mark Penn???)
  • CNN political pundit Roland Martin is trying to rouse some rabbles by saying in his weekly online column that there is ‘no graceful bow-out’ for Sen. Clinton… (way to stir things up Roland… and way to be wrong. There is absolutely a way for Ms. Clinton to leave with grace and dignity. After accepting defeat after next week’s primaries, she could quietly acquiesce that Obama won and urge her supporters to fall in line behind him and then campaign for him… showing her supporters that she is behind her party’s official nominee…
  • Sen. Obama continues to woo blue-collar voters and is using former South Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle as part of that plan. Daschle is still well-respected across the country and should help Obama a little. Stay tuned…
  • McCain’s out of touch on housing woes? (Nooo, I can’t accept that… who would have thought that someone with 423 homes would be out of touch, I am shocked… shocked I say! Next thing you know people would be saying that Bush is more of a liability to McCain then an asset… and we all know how ridiculous that thought is. Sorry, was the sarcasm too over the top there?)
  • The DNC should make a decision about Florida and Michigan this weekend amid protests by Obama and Clinton supporters… stay tuned.
  • And have we mentioned? That the Supreme Court ruled in favor of employees versus employers yesterday? You read that right… the justices ruled that employees are protected from retaliation when they complain about discrimination in the workplace. The ruling not only adopts a broad interpretation of workers’ rights under two federal civil rights laws but also hints at, in the words of the NY Times, “new tone and direction” on SCOTUS. (Uh-huh… I’ll believe it when I see it)

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