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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Monday, July 23, 2007

Political bits

No End in Sight, the Sundance award winning documentary about Iraq, is opening this weekend in a very small release. The trailer gave me a chill.

(Rawstory) From the new Cheney book, "I think we should have probably gone with the provisional government of Iraqis ... I think the Coalition Provisional Authority was a mistake."

(PS, I believe Leahy's account (not Cheney's) of the "Go fuck yourself" incident, supposedly prompted by a comment from Leahy on the mistreatment of Bunnatine Greenhouse after she got into the Halliburton contracts.)

(E&P) Condi Rice couldn't get an op ed placed.

(WSJ) The Democrats have outraised the Republicans by $100 million so far.

(CQPolitics) "Lately, though, Lieberman has taken his alliance with GOP leaders up a notch. During the abortive debate on the defense authorization bill, he attended daily tactical sessions to help them plan their strategy for combatting anti-war amendments and their rhetorical points for use against the Democrats."

(CNN) Brownback goes after Romney for being “hostile to Boy Scout leadership and principles.” (It's about Romney's past support for gay scout leaders.)

(WaPo) "Clinton has drawn criticism this year for refusing to apologize for her 2002 vote authorizing the use of force, but..... She has a 51 percent to 29 percent lead over Obama among those in favor of a complete, immediate withdrawal."

(Politico) "The wife of ex-Rep. John Sweeney (R-N.Y.) claims he was physically and verbally abusive to her, according to the Albany Times-Union.

Gayle Sweeney also told the paper that she made a “coerced” statement last fall to rebut a police report describing an episode of domestic abuse that surfaced just before Sweeney’s midterm loss last fall to Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand."

And, (ThinkProgress) Bob Woodward catches David Brooks pulling facts out of the air on Meet the Press. (Notice it wasn't the host who challenged.)

(Did anyone see the Dem ads on CNN today touting the minimum wage hike?)

Later: (Examiner) "Dismissing the GOP presidential field as a "pathetic" bunch of "pygmies," Newt Gingrich hinted Monday he might step in to beat Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama."


  • Gingrich: what a wanker...

    By Blogger -epm, at 8:34 PM  

  • Yeah.He would be a test of fire for Republican candidates though. He'd never win, but he could leave some marks on them.

    He has that bullies ability to succinctly hit the weakest points.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 9:04 PM  

  • OK. How about this:

    Lieberman: what a wanker... :)

    (but I still think Gingrich is a wanker... And Romney too... and, well, the entire GOP field, 'cept maybe Huckabee, who, for some reason, I have a hard time hating.)

    By Blogger -epm, at 9:32 PM  

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