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Morning Cuppa…


We’re having one of those mornings at the Smith household.  The Peanut has a fever again, after going the whole week feeling better, and we’ve added the dreaded ear clutch.  Given the level of whimpering involved, I am not hopeful that we’ll avoid the ear infection diagnosis at the pediatrician’s office.  Everyone cross your fingers for me…

In the meantime, here are a few things catching my eye as I sit here in the kitchen, watching Chicken Little (the comfort cartoon of choice), with a Small, Sick Peanut on my lap:

The IAEA is not happy with Iran, paving the way for a big Security Council showdown over sanctions, made all the more difficult by the lack of trust of the Bush Administration’s intentions on the subject.  Look for some serious debates over exact wording of any resolution put forward…since there is still so much debate as to what was and was not meant with the AUMF resolution here.  (How much do you suck when a 35-year veteran of the foreign service publicly grades you with an F?)

— Coastal readers — please be careful of flooding and other weather problems as Ernesto churns up the Atlantic coast today.

— Someone remind me to send Liddy Dole a thank you note for wasting such a huge chunk of her budget on Lincoln Chaffee’s primary. 

— The wait is almost over.  DeLay has a book deal…now we’ll get to know his innermost feelings.  All he needs is a sobbing interview with Barbara Walters to complete the package.  (Blergh.)

— Has your local politician apologized for anything lately?  There’s some accountability in the air…

E.J. Dionne has some thoughts on poverty this morning.

Hope you guys are having a better morning than I am today.  Now for my first cuppa coffee, and more snuggling with the little one until we go to the doc.

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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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