From a surreal editorial in Sunday's NYT:
We would lend such efforts [to stop Bush] our enthusiastic backing and hope Mr. Leahy, Mr. Durbin and other Democratic leaders are not swayed by the absurd notion circulating in Washington that the Democrats should now â€œlook aheadâ€ rather than use their new majority to right the dangerous wrongs of the last six years of Mr. Bushâ€™s one-party rule.
Liberal idiots [redundancy] are knee-jerk troglodytes that regurgitate any lunacy so long as it smears Republicans, puts America in a bad light and licks the asshole of every communist, theocrat and dictator.
No wonder my tongue tastes like shit.
UPDATE: Theocrat asshole? It smells like victory.
Not that anyone could ever replace Our Harriet, of course.
Fred Fielding is an old hand--Nixon, Reagan, Bush-Cheney transition team--but it doesn't look like he's left many fingerprints.
Although it is curious that this Fielding looks like exactly the kind of Father-figure insider whose wise counsel Bush so vehemently rejected in the already forgotten Iraq Studly Group.
I guess this means that:
1. Bush thinks he's in deep shit, legally. Read more about Fred Fielding replaces Harriet Miers
Even if you put Ken Starr's jism hunt aside, Bill Clinton's legacy is vexing.
Was his centrism constructive pragmatism or a damnable sell-out?
Is compromise the proper way to operate in a checks-and-balances democracy, or does it leave us compromised? Read more about How are the accommodations?
There are a lot of regular blogosphere "features" out there already, more than I can easily name. There's the Daily Wanker, or best demonstration of what makes winger "logic" the joke it is. There's the Five O'Clock NewsDump, when some embarrassing detail of Republican malfeasance is swept under the rug by our Famously Free Press. I now propose it's time we bring back and Oldie but Goodie; one that has a special relevance in this new year. Read more about Feature: Daily SCLM Misogyny
So, out of left-field, a Fox-news watching software engineer I work with says: "Can I ask you a political question? How do you feel about the money the US gives to the UN being used to support terrorists?" Read more about Have you stopped beating your wife yet?