So what should I write about tonight?
On the one hand, I want to let everyone know about this guy, who bought into a particularly vile racist lie that stated that “Mexican separatists” were behind the fires currently ravaging southern California. Geezo Peezo, dude: It’s nice to see you’re honest enough to admit when you’ve been hosed, but really: Only someone whose brain’s been mired in FOX News and the FOX Lite rantings of CNN’s Lou “Eeeek! Reconquista!” Dobbs would have fallen for this in the first place.
On the other hand, Scarecrow’s pointed out in an e-mail to me that John McCain, who had about half a decade’s worth of experience as a torturee and who occasionally has fits of decency, has criticized Rudy Giuliani for not acknowledging waterboarding as torture. (For more on Rudy and his wide stance on torture, see Digby’s recent essay.)
Now, considering that the Senate Judiciary Committee has asked Bush’s Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey to say once and for all whether he considers waterboarding to be torture (John McCain calls it “very exquisite torture“, and again, he should know), one would think that we could count on McCain to vote against Mukasey’s confirmation, right?
Gee, you’re not going to back down on this, are you John?
Maybe we should ask him: Main: (202) 224-2235, Fax: (202) 228-2862. (Yeah, he won’t be around this weekend, but he’ll have some messages to look forward to on Monday.)