This story best represents the intersection of several seemingly disparate threads that intertwine the last American decade. It appears that an NSA wiretap ensnared Democratic Representative Jane Harman of California discussing a quid pro quo arrangement with a “suspected Israeli agent”. Continue reading →
Eisenhower warned us about this so many years ago. Politicians of all stripes, but particularly Republicans, love them some war. The more the better, in fact.
The public’s is losing patience with the Great War on Terror. The national as a whole is experiencing a gradual extinction of the fear response (being replaced with looming financial uncertainty). Conservatives are clearly anticipating the diminishing financial rewards of the Long War, but as a funder of campaign coffers as well as new plunder for profit. Iran is not panning out to be the great threat they had hoped. Simply put, they are running out of war-porn. Continue reading →
I have a hard time defending former Bush press secretary Scotty ‘Flounder’ McClellan, especially given his prior performances:
That said, he appears to be the latest of the loyal Bushies troubled by their consciences after leaving the administration. So far, the book has delivered observations on wartime propaganda, an apology to Richard Clarke, the revelation Bush outed CIA-operative Valerie Plame via Scooter Libby, the non-suprise that the Administration has allies within FOXNEWS, that Bush similarly declassified National Secrets to advance a political agenda, warnings to be serious and skeptical regarding administration claims on Iran, and (of course) that propaganda and a media operating somewhere between lazy, incompetent, and compliant directly enabled the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
The wingnut welfare recipients have dutifully begun their attacks, attacking McClellan’s motives, calling him a traitor, closet liberal, or simply disgruntled.
Predictably, a FOXNEWS White House surrogate Gretchen Carlson leaves the horse head in Scottie’s bed:
“Scott McClellan better not have any skeletons in his closet. I hope he didn’t do anything that he doesn’t want the world to know about because we all have, and all of his secrets are going to be coming out.
See, Scotty is often rumored to have a touch of teh gay, and specifically very close with White House Press Corp member and former gay escort Jeff Gannon-cum-Jimmy Guckert – who frequently lobbed softballs at McClelland as well as being an overnight White House guest, who says the following (from RADAR via the Poorman):
The big question (which no Washington reporter has ever bothered to investigate) has always been: Who was Guckert’s very special White House friend who provided the gay blade with such remarkable access? Today, for the first time, Guckert offered an explanation.
“I can say without fear of contradiction, that I knew [ex White House press secretary] Scott [McClellan] better than any other White House correspondent or Washington reporter, Guckert wrote on his blog.
That seems to solve several mysteries.
That debate last night.
As of right now, there are over 12,000 comments lambasting the debate and moderators at ABCNEWS.
First, to get this out of the way, Hillary clearly ‘won’ (please note that I am an Obama supporter) the Philadelphia Democratic debate which took place at the National Constitution Center last night (Wednesday, 4/17/2008) . Continue reading →