Twas the night before Thanksgiving….
Just some quick hits to keep you informed Thanksgiving morning, unless you’re the kind of person who watches the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, in which case, well…seek help…
As expected, Chris Hitchens popped a hemorrhoid about Henry Kissinger. And for good reason….
But can Congress and the media be expected to swallow the appointment of a proven coverup artist, a discredited historian, a busted liar, and a man who is wanted in many jurisdictions for the vilest of offenses? The shame of this, and the open contempt for the families of our victims, ought to be the cause of a storm of protest
Apparently you can change the past. Martha Brant points out the President 65% Approval can’t seem to shake his predecessor (you remember, chubby guy, eight years of peace and prosperity, attracted blowjobs like Rush draws slack-jawed yokels…):
But whenever Bush has had to follow Clinton anywhereâ€”notably to the D-Day ceremonies at Normandy last Memorial Dayâ€”his administration has been keenly aware of Clintonâ€™s shadow.
This even carries over to the White House Web site. A friend who recently went online to look up remarks by Clinton and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on the 1998 embassy bombings in Africa easily found the text of Albrightâ€™s four-year-old press statements on the State Department site. But on the White House site, the only reference he could find to Clinton was a standard biography. â€œIâ€™ve checked out the â€˜site map,â€ the â€˜historyâ€™ section, the â€˜current newsâ€™ etc,â€ quipped my friend. â€œIt seems history began on Jan 21 of last year.â€
I know Rittenhouse has this link up already, but he e-mailed it to me this afternoon and its way too good to not link.
Paul Musgrave on Peggy Noonan. Genius. Absolute genius.
You’ll forgive Howard Fineman if he’s too full to eat Thanksgiving dinner. He spent Wednesday servicing President Poltical Powerhouse. He should have saved some room for pie.
A year ago this week, I was in the conference room of Air Force One, interviewing a still-new president about an uncertain new post-9/11 world. A year later, George W. Bush is a political powerhouse, at home and abroad. And yet Democrats are eager to run against him in 2004. Why? Because they know something his father learned, and that the current President Bush shouldnâ€™t forget: A year is a lifetime in the turbulent world of American politics. Heâ€™s aced his exams so far â€“ exceeding expectations that I always knew the Washington Establishment had set too low
Micky Kaus is feeling neglected:
Hate Me, Please! My hate e-mail has all but disappeared, which is vaguely disconcerting. For the past two years (ever since the Florida recount) I’ve gotten at least two, sometimes 200, abusive missives a day — until about three months ago, when the stream of vitriol seemed to dry up. Other bloggers still complain to me that they’re oppressed by offensive correspondence. I join in the griping, not daring to tell them the truth. … Does the link at the bottom of the page not work anymore? (No, it does.) Is nobody reading kf? (No, the stats look healthy.) Has the Web suddenly become more civil? Were all the nasty e-mails orchestrated by obscure talk shows and sites like Media Whores Online — so that if you’re not on their radar, you don’t get flamed? I’m at a loss. …Update: Now that’s more like it! Thanks to all the kf readers who came through with vicious calumny and opprobrium. Glad to know you’re still there. Have a good Thanksgiving! .. 3:03 A.M.
Irrelevance is a bitch…
Norah Vincent finds a reason to move to Germany. (Yes. More of that leftwing gay baiting….)