15 Apr 2007

Ombudswho?

Lots shakin' at The Washington Post lately. An alert Ombudsman had plenty to choose from, should she want to act as the Readers' Representative. Here are some examples (from just the last ten days) where readers deserved an ombud or two: — Syndicated columnist Robert Novak got confused about Valerie

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14 Apr 2007

Wolfie’s LadyFriend’s Cushy State Slot

Does everything wrong in the Bush Maladministration lead back to Cheney? Do his evil tentacles grasp every sleazy strand? Even seemingly unrelated scandals circle back to Cheney — or to a Cheney. You are, perhaps, aware of the simmering World Bank scandal, where IraqWar Architect Paul Wolfowitz now presides. Wolfie's

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11 Apr 2007

Nobody Wants to Run W’s Wars

Courtesy of Peter Baker and Tom Ricks at The Washington Post, we learn that The White House wants to appoint a high-powered czar to oversee the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with authority to issue directions to the Pentagon, the State Department and other agencies, but it has had trouble

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06 Apr 2007

Putnam’s SpeakerAir Fiction Airbrushed by WaPo

The Washington Post ran a puff piece about Florida Congressman Adam Putnam, new head of the Republican Conference Committee, written by Congressional Reporter Lyndsey Layton: The Florida Republican's new job is to jump on anything that makes Democrats look bad and exploit it for maximum effect. As chairman of the Republican

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02 Apr 2007

Not Sucking Up?

In addition to the Radio/Television Correspondents Association event this week, there was another dinner in Washington — the less-reported, sans-rapping-MCRove Gridiron Dinner. This is the extravaganza (begun in 1885) that first came to public view when imperious First Lady Nancy Reagan endeared herself to a stand-offish DeeCee press corps, costumed as

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31 Mar 2007

Meet “The Right’s Field”

  (Image via Katie Gail.  Gotta love the pink elephant…) Are you looking for a one-stop shop for all the zany hijinks of the GOP Presidential candidates?  Well, look no further, because our friends at The Right's Field sift through the silliness. A terrific combination of firsthand reporting, compilation, and incisive commentary,

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28 Mar 2007

Guess Who’s Not Coming To Dinner?

Living in a country whose Vice-President jetted to Riyadh to brief the Royal House of Saud about the Baker-Hamilton Commission report before we saw it, I believe this Administration keeps its oil buddies real close. Lately, though, they are just not that into President Pissypants: President Bush enjoys hosting formal

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26 Mar 2007

Rats

  Novak: Republicans in Congress do not trust their president to protect them. That alone is sufficient reason to withhold statements of support for Gonzales, because such a gesture could be quickly followed by his resignation under pressure. Rep. Adam Putnam (Fla.), the highly regarded young chairman of the House

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