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Saturday, October 29, 2005

Quote Of The Week

"The last thing this President wants is the first thing he needs: someone to slap his spoiled, pampered, trust-funded, plutocratic, never-worked-a-day-in-his-life cheek and make him face the reality of his foul-ups." former Clinton advisor Paul Begala, Oct 26, 2005 -- 11:07:27 PM EST

Foot, Mouth meet Trent Lott

Last week The Daily Show caught Trent Lott speaking his mind:
"I want the President to look across the country and find the best man, woman, or minority that he can find."

Crooks and Liars has the clip.

Podesta Zinger

I love this quote from the Washington Post:
John D. Podesta, who was chief of staff to Clinton, said Bush may be more constrained by his troubles than Clinton was by his. Noting that Clinton's approval ratings remained above 60 percent throughout the impeachment battle, while Bush's are in the low 40s, Podesta said, "When Clinton said, 'I'm going back to do my work,' people cheered," Podesta said. "When Bush says, 'I'm going to do the job I've been doing,' people say, 'Oh, no.'" (Emphasis added)

"Oh no" indeed.

Please let this be a trend

From the NYT in reference to the NJ Gov race:
But she said one ad by the Corzine campaign spotlighting Mr. Forrester's support for President Bush changed her mind about which candidate she would support. "I'm voting for Corzine because Forrester is aligned with Bush," said Mrs. Anderson, a retired insurance administrator.

Every Democrat running for office should use this tactic.

Pete Williams - NeoCon Mouthpiece?

I have to pay more attention. The NYT informs me that:
At one point, Mr. Cheney's onetime press secretary, Pete Williams of NBC News, asked Mr. Fitzgerald how the prosecutor could take the word of "three reporters" (including his current bureau chief and boss, Tim Russert) "versus the vice president's chief of staff," with whom Mr. Williams served in the Pentagon when Mr. Cheney was secretary of defense in the first Bush administration.

I know I should have known this, now some of his reporting makes more sense.

Duh, I can't recall

The AP is reporting today that Libby plans a lack-of-memory defense. His lawyer says:
We are quite distressed the special counsel (Patrick Fitzgerald) has not sought to pursue alleged inconsistencies in Mr. Libby's recollection and those of others and to charge such inconsistencies as false statements," Tate continued.

As lawyers, we recognize that a person's recollection and memory of events will not always match those of other people, particularly when they are asked to testify months after the events occurred.

They have got to be kidding me. This guy is too smart to not recall. Will a jury buy it? No way.

Friday, October 28, 2005

The Big Squeeze

I can't help but thinking that this indictment is just a prelude to bigger fish frying. Fitz is frothing at the mouth about being lied to and he wants Libby to come clean.

Will Libby fold and come clean? That's the question.

Libby was a patsy. Wait, let me say it again, Libby was a patsy. He went down for the administration. Maybe real jail time will scare the truth out of him.

My spin on Fitz

Don't lie to him, ever.