Unbeknownst to many, TBWA invented the umlaut…
- Even though the economy is ‘fundamentally strong’, the Federal government is giving AIG an $85 million bail-out. Giving the Feds a 79.9% stake in the company…
- The House of Representatives passed an energy bill yesterday that will clear the way for more off-shore drilling. The bill was passed by a vote of 236-189 with many republicans opposing it because it will allow for new oil drilling between 50 and 100 miles offshore, far shorter than they wanted. Democrats will tell you they didn’t cave because the bill doesn’t allow for as much drilling as republicans wanted… (I’m speechless and have yet not crafted an appropriate response, give me time)
- A prominent Hillary Clinton supporter and member of the Democratic National Committee’s Platform Committee, Lynn Forester de Rothschild, will endorse John McCain for president on Wednesday. (And with that, she loses her membership in the DNC Platform Committee and all future chances of helping the Democratic Party. And Ms. Clinton needs to come out today and lay a smack-down on her… and if the announcement contains the words ‘Palin’, ‘woman’, or ‘glass-ceiling’, she needs a helping heaping of reality hoisted upon her…)
- Sen. Obama is working hard to sway Indiana voters, and their 11 electoral votes, to go Democratic this election year… something that hasn’t happened in 44 years when Lyndon Johnson took the state… stay tuned, as he might just be able to do it.
- We all have heard by now that Gov. Palin won’t cooperate with a probe into Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan and whether or not he was fired because he refused to fire a state trooper that had divorced Palin’s sister… but why?
- Speaking of Palin, she’s going to take questions in an “open” forum today in Arizona…. (uh-huh… I’m sure it will be ‘open’ like “President” Bush’s are ‘open’, meaning controlled questions from friendly voters in her running mates home state. I am not impressed…)
- Apparently realizing that the investigation wrapped up just a little too neat and tidy right after the main suspect suddenly died, FBI Director Robert Mueller will seek an independent review of the process and evidence that allowed the FBI to wrap up its anthrax investigation despite unanswered questions… (and because it’s the FBI, I’m sure it will be an honest and thorough investigation…)
- And have we mentioned? That Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice now has “the upper hand in the administration in her struggle with Cheney”? That’s according to former Cheney adviser David Wurmser who told The Jerusalem Post that because Rice now has that upper hand and is against an attack on Iran, “President” Bush “will not attack Iran to halt its nuclear weapons program before his term ends in January.” (I don’t know what to find more interesting. The fact that Cheney’s standing in the White House has diminished, or that Bush won’t try an end-around and attack Iran as some inane and disasterous attempt to help McCain’s cause. Having said all that, I’ll believe it when I don’t see it…)