I’m hoping today is the last day I have to do these things; there’s a chance my life will return to normality on Monday, but the odds favor Tuesday. In any case, let’s take a look at some of the headlines that will be driving the news today.
-There have been better examples of bad timing throughout history, but probably not a whole lot, and even fewer are quite as funny. Just hours after Turncoat Joe leveled more attacks on Democrats for crticizing Iraq Prime Minister Maliki, a mysterious NIE pops up out of nowhere to prove them right. Whatever is a Bush Shill to do?
-WaPo OpEd columnist, Jim Hoagland, calls Bush’s analogy of the Iraq War to the Vietnam war his, “I am not a crook,” or “I did not have sexual relations…” moment.
-Following up on the same subject, Newsweeks Michael Hirsh delivers a fascinating article. One that, unlike Bush’s speech, actually happens to have a grounding in real history as opposed to the revisionist kool-aid colored history of Bush and Giuliani.
-Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi is announcing his retirement amid scandal. His announcement following on the heels of other Republican retirements, helps paint a bleak picture for the GOP in the House come next year.
-Congresswoman Musgrave, a Bush supporter, is “discouraged” by what she sees in Iraq. Welcome to the club. Though it should be said her new marriage to reality is yet to be completed; she predicts the announcement of a drawdown sometime next month. She just hasn’t been paying much attention apparently. Granted, there is a possibility, but if a drawdown is announced, I would bet it is because we’re “winning.”
-Finally, Rudy hires a media team. A dirty media team. Okay, okay, I know that’s not particularly new, but what if I told you it was a team that likes to tiptoe along the boundaries of race bating?
Our blogger friends:
-Fester sent me rolling on the floor with this one. “[T]he supply of greater fools has peaked and depletion of the global fool reserve is happening at a rapid rate.”
-Over at The Stencil, they’re STILL trying to conflate Iraq with 9/11.
-GTL’s a little miffed and it’s pretty easy to understand why. A thirteen year old draws a pistol AT SCHOOL and all he gets is a three day suspension. Where I come from, that three day suspension is filled with ass whoopin’s galore. (note: for clarification, when I write “draw” that is to say with a pencil and paper. In truth this whole thing makes my head hurt a little, and you have a good ol’ time trying to figure out the difference between sarcasm and sincerity on this one)
NOTE: Fans of my weekly Hell report I’m sorry to say will have to forgo this week’s installment. I will return to writing the weekly Report From Hell next Friday.