Friday, August 08, 2008

The Friday ‘BushWhack’ing

Friday! Yippee!

  • Embattled, and moronic if I do say so myself, EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson is refusing to resign
  • Joining his wife, Sen. Clinton, President Bill Clinton will speak at the Democratic convention the night of the Vice President’s nominee speech… (Party unity is a vital message to get across at the convention, and having both of the Clintons speak is a HUGE step in the right direction. Let’s hope it doesn’t devolve into a gop-like circus stunt…)
  • Minnesota Governor (and McCain VP possibility) Tim Pawlenty says that the gop needs to “freshen up.” (What that means is anyone’s guess… but knowing their history, it’s probably sexual…)
  • McCain’s campaign of mockery…” (Pretty much sums it all up nicely doesn’t it? Sen. McCain’s campaign is slowly becoming a joke and the more it goes the ‘insult comic’ route, the further down the respectability scale it slides… which can be a good thing for Sen. Obama’s campaign. Stay tuned, the next 90 days should be fun)
  • McCain’s desperation (which is misguided since the election is still far away and it’s still anyone’s game) is showing with his campaign ads… they don’t pump up the candidate but rather aim to tear down his opponent. While that concept can work, they need to be balanced with ads that stroke the virtues of their candidate. Hopefully Obama’s campaign doesn’t make the same mistakes)
  • White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former White House counsel Harriet Miers are appealing the ruling that U.S. District Judge John Bates handed down last week declaring the two must testify before Congress regarding their role U.S. AttorneyGate. Their court filing read: “Whatever the proper resolution of the extraordinarily important questions presented, the public interest clearly favors further consideration of issues before defendants are required to take actions that may forever alter the constitutional balance of separation of powers.” (Give me en effin break… it’s a federal ruling that they must appear… make it so or arrest their asses…)
  • And have we mentioned? That the Bush White House has its own interrogation room? That’s what Ron Suskind’s new book accuses when he describes a situation near the White House where security officials detained and interrogated a Pakistani U.S. college graduate because he was “fiddling” with his iPod near White House gates. (The rumors of what is under the White House and its grounds are stuff of legends… and the possibility of a security room being beneath it shouldn’t be a surprise)

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