Monday, August 27, 2007

Shuffling the Deck Chairs

So Alberto Gonzales has resigned? OK, but I remember once thinking that it wouldn't be possible to find a worse Attorney General than John Ashcroft, so pardon me while I hold off from performing the Dance of Joy for a little while.

Talking Points Memo says his replacement will be Michael Chertoff. Perhaps to pave the way for this?

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Trying Something

Update: Didn't seem to work. It's supposed to be an embedded video from the Internet Archive.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Boris, 1993-2007


Boris was one of the sweetest, gentlest souls that you'd ever meet, and he just happened to come in the form of a cat.

His kidneys started to give him trouble a while back, and they weren't helped by that damned tainted cat food four months ago. But we took him home and made him comfortable, hoping for a little more time with him and told to only expect a couple of days. Eighteen weeks later, he'd withstood all that he could. In those eighteen weeks, though, he proved that in addition to being sweet and gentle, he was tough and stubborn, too. Kidneys? Who needed them? Pfftt. That's what the doctors wanted you to think.

Goodnight, Bo. Say "Hi" to Tashi for us.

Monday, August 13, 2007

The Further Adventures of Turd Blossom

"Karl Rove, Top Strategist, Is Leaving the White House"

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 — Karl Rove, the political adviser who masterminded President George W. Bush’s two winning presidential campaigns and secured his own place in history as a political strategist with extraordinary influence within the White House, is resigning, the White House confirmed today.

In an interview published this morning in The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Rove said, “I just think it’s time,” adding, “There’s always something that can keep you here, and as much as I’d like to be here, I’ve got to do this for the sake of my family.”


While it would be fun to speculate on some nefarious wrong-doing that is just about to catch up with Mr. Rove and forcing him back to Texas only a scant few steps ahead of the law, the real reason is probably much more prosaic: It's election season. Dubya isn't running for anything, Darth Cheney isn't running for anything, so it's time for Turd Blossom to hang a shingle and pimp himself out (to mix a metaphor). I'm sure every GOP candidate running for president right now will stop to chat in the coming months and, if they can't convince him to work for a campaign, try to wrestle some pearls of wisdom from his demented mind.

As an interesting side note, some have noted that the exclusive interview that made the announcement was given to the Wall Street Journal -- soon to be Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal. Begun, it has, this media synergy.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

I've Missed A. Whitney Brown



I know I had his book at one time, and hope I didn't give it away when I moved. I suspect it's like that "thirtysomething" dialogue I posted last week, just as relevant 16 years later as it was when first written.

(Video via Dennis Perrin.)

Saturday, August 04, 2007