16 Oct 2005

I Think I May Pop a Vein…

Think Progress reports that Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice said the following this morning on NBC’s Meet the Press:
The fact of the matter is that when we were attacked on September 11, we had a choice to make. We could decide that the proximate cause was al Qaeda and the people who flew those planes into buildings and, therefore, we would go after al Qaeda…or we could take a bolder

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15 Oct 2005

How Should I Say This…

As many of you know, the NY Times finally published their initial version of the Judy, Judy, Judy story. Its…interesting. And at times infuriating. But mostly just chock full of what ifs for me. Thought I’d do a run-through of the things that jump out at me the most, as

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15 Oct 2005

The Last Pieces?

Karl Rove spent 4 1/2 hours before the Special Grand Jury yesterday, answering questions from Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald and the men and women of the jury regarding discrepencies in his testimony in three prior grand jury appearances and from prior discussions with the FBI during the investigation of this

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14 Oct 2005

WHIG vs. The CIA: My Money Is On The Company, Part II

Continuing our story from Part I. It is no secret that Dick Cheney and I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, his chief of staff, took a close interest in intelligence gathering efforts regarding Iraq after 9/11. Between efforts with WHIG to shape the policy toward Iraq and the public’s perception of it,

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14 Oct 2005

UNACCEPTABLE

Turns out that soldiers who have been wounded in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere are now facing combat once they have arrived home — except this time the battle is with credit agencies sent by the US Government according to this article in the Washington Post. Yes, that’s right. Soldiers who

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14 Oct 2005

Law and Order Party? Not So Much.

Tom Delay has some moronic friends. Take a peek at this video of an ad that has graciously been posted on the fabulous Crooks and Liars. (What would we do without you, C&L? You rock!) What is this, the “you’re being a jerk, so we’ll be a jerk, too,” defense?

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14 Oct 2005

Rove Arrives in Court

According to the AP, King Rat has arrived in court for his fourth try at the Grand Jury today. No guarantee that he won’t be indicted. No guarantee that things will go well. Pretty much, no guarantee that his butt won’t be in front of a Federal Magistrate as early

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14 Oct 2005

“Some Allies in a Near Panic”

Not a good week in Bush World this week. I’m trying to tamp down the schadenfreude, but it is certainly difficult and the newspapers this morning are not making it any easier. Let’s review, shall we? Today, Karl Rove testifies for the fourth time before Patrick Fitzgerald’s special grand jury.

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13 Oct 2005

Dear Richard Cohen…

Hello Richard. Should I call you Dick — or do you prefer “connected beltway hack with no understanding of the point of prosecuting people who break the law?” Read your column in today’s Washington Post. Thought I would drop you a line to ask if you have upped your medications

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13 Oct 2005

Cheney Admires Harriet? Not So Much.

According to John Fund of the Wall Street Journal (whom I always read with an accompanying large sea salt grinder), Dick Cheney and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales attempted a last-ditch effort to stop the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. The effort, according to Fund, was rebuffed because

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