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Bush’s Petulant Pique Appointments

Molly Ivans explains how so many of those incompetent people got appointed by Bush: There’s a doctoral dissertation to be written about Bush appointees named during the administration’s frequent fits of Petulant Pique. These PP appointments are made in the immortal childhood spirit of “nanny-nanny boo-boo, I’ll show you.” Susan Wood resigns in protest over […]


Andrew Sullivan has a post entitled HOW DUMB IS ARMANDO? Measuring that is quite a task. The post is most notable for quoting a comment which sums up Daily Kos perfectly: Have you ever read one ounce of analysis over at the LostKosKidzKomedyKlub? It’s all based on the theory that, if our side screams real […]

House Approves Hiring Based Upon Religion

One more step towards undermining the separation of church and state: “The House voted Thursday to let Head Start centers consider religion when hiring workers, overshadowing its moves to strengthen the preschool program’s academics and finances.”

Senate Judiciary Committee Backs Roberts

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 in favor of John Roberts. Three Democrats joined the Republicans in voting yes: Patrick Leahy, Russel Feingold, and Herb Kohl.

First Read on Kerry’s Criticism of the War

First Read recognizes Kerry for being one of the few Democrats to be speaking out against the war (contrary to the claims of the Kerry bashers in the blogosphere): The ease with which Bush rhetorically links Katrina, the WOT (war on terror) and Iraq to bolster public support stands in marked contrast with Democrats’ efforts […]

National Enquirer Claims Bush Drinking

It’s hardly a reliable source, but The National Enquirer reports Bush as started drinking again in response to recent streses. I see this story not as evidence of Bush’s actions but as a sign of the changing atmosphere, with the Enquirer feeling such a story would now appeal to its audience. Taegan Goddard comments, “Yes, […]