Monday, October 09, 2006

Funny? Or just sad?

You make the call.

...a longtime political confidant of the President reported early this month. "He's got the microphone and thinks he's controlling the political debate."
Link. From Political Wire via Americablog.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Heh. Josh.

He's a funny guy. "I was thinking maybe we should be calling Hastert the Speaker pro tem, a little latinate snark. Too much? Okay, we'll think about it."

Saturday, October 07, 2006

The Anti-Hastert

John Laesch is the underfunded underdog running against Dennis Hastert.

I'm just saying...

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

More PageGate

From the NYTimes:

“This is a political problem, and we need to step up and do something dramatic,” Representative Ray LaHood of Illinois said afterward, adding that he had proposed abolishing the Congressional page program.
Yeah, that's the ticket. Get all those young nubile walking, talking temptations the hell out of there and voila. Problem solved. You know what? Some guys don't seem to be able to control themselves around grown women, either, so they should probably do something about that too. Maybe a head-to-toe system of veiling, with perhaps a mesh grid to peep out of so they can see where they're going? You think? I bet something like that would be well received by the women of Capitol Hill...

"This is a political problem." That tells you all you need to know about the GOP in a five words.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

More PageGate

Heard online: I just noticed, today's October First. Hey Karl Rove! SURPRISE!"

Not Dead

I'm not dead, just Very Very Busy. That said, I've been having fun following Foleygate. It's always fun to watch repubs throw one another under oncoming buses. But it does make me question our national priorities.

  • Torturing possibly innocent civilians: not a problem at all
  • Sending naughty emails to a teen: huge collosal world-coming-to-an-end problem
Don't get me wrong, Foley is certainly scummy, and all the GOP leadership turning a blind eye and/or enabling his predatory behavior deserve everything they have coming to them. But WTF?

Once again well-connected, attractive, white young Americans' psychological angst trump massive amounts of brown-skinned peoples' bodily trauma up to and including death.

Where's the perspective?