Oh, I DO Believe in Faeries…I Do, I Do
Perhaps it is just my post-Disney vacation hangover, but I think someone has been sprinkling me with karmic pixie dust. Just a sampling of the news today:
— George Bush sinks to a 24% approval rating in a statewide poll in Connecticut. (As Atrios says, feel the Joementum.) (UPDATE: And what does it say when you slip to 45% in your home state of Texas? H/T to Bob Geiger.)
— The President attacks high gas prices by…giving big oil a huge bonus. He suspends environmental regs — and that fits into his public promise to look into price gouging how, exactly? At least the cronyism is still working well, I suppose. It does put a crimp in your action plan when everything you do looks like a response to your dismal poll numbers, doesn’t it? (And Froomkin wins for best headline on this: "Mostly Hot Air on Gas." Mwee hee.)
— Tony Snow has a history of being loose with the facts. Ahhh, the Snow Job gets more fun. (Hat tip to Media Matters and to reader Angie for the heads up.)
— Larry Johnson has some thoughts on the Mary McCarthy firing and the CIA/Bush WH. (The comments to his post are almost as interesting as the post itself.)
— In case you were wondering, Glenn Greenwald’s book "How Would A Patriot Act?" is available for pre-order at Amazon.
— The heart isn’t in McClellan’s tap dance at the podium today. C-Span is covering today’s presser live right now.
UPDATE: Some days, you just have to have some Wolcott. Today is one of those days. I missed this gem whilst I was on vacation, and on the off chance that some of you missed it as well, I wanted to note it. "Nun’s ruler of rectitude" hahahaha.
And I somehow forgot to mention that Kenny Boy is enjoying his second day on the stand. Just FYI.