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The Emperor Has No…Audience

Via the fine folks at Think Progress, it turns out that the Council on Foreign Relations had trouble filling seats for the Preznit’s speech there yesterday. And that empty seats in the back of the room had to be hastily removed prior to the start of the speech on television. Funny, I don’t recall reporting on that yesterday.

Hmmmm…guess the MSM doesn’t find the fact that the rank and file membership of a nonpartisan think tank refusing to show up en masse to a Presidential speech –perhaps in protest or disgust at Bushie’s refusal to take any questions whatsoever in contravention of the organization’s usual protocols — newsworthy.

Well, I sure do. Good on ya, CFR membership. And Bushie? Try having an actual policy instead of just pretending. I find it makes you a whole helluva lot more credible with people who use their brains for a living.

UPDATE: Froomkin has an exceptional column up today. Great read.

Also, Forbes is reporting (along with CNN) that Fitz spent more than an hour with Vivak at her attorney’s office this morning. Along with a court reporter, which would support the possibility of things being under oath, if definitely transcribed fully. No comments as anyone was leaving (via cab — any cabbies out there want to spill, e-mail me!).

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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