karl rove on vice presidential picks

With all due respect again to Governor Palin, she’s been a governor for less than two years, she’s been able but undistinguished. I don’t think people could really name a big, important thing that she’s done. She was mayor of the approximatley 3000th largest city in America. And again, with all due respect to Wasilla, Alaska, it’s smaller than Chatham; River Grove; Barrington or Lyons; Sauk Village or Worth. It’s not a big town. So if he were to pick Governor Palin, it would be an intensely political choice where he said, `You know what? I’m really not, first and foremost, concerned with, is this person capable of being president of the United States?

slightly edited text from cbs' "Face The Nation"


did some concrete repair work today

muddling thru

2001 - 1 u.s. casualty every 7.1 days
2003 - 1 u.s. casualty every 6.4 days
2005 - 1 u.s. casualty every 2.8 days
2007 - 1 u.s. casualty every 1.5 days
2008 - 1 u.s. casualty every 1.2 days

also, can "I'll follow bin Laden to the Gates Of Hell" be resolved with "Larry, I’m not going to go there and here’s why, because Pakistan is a sovereign nation…. But I want to assure you I will get Osama bin Laden as president of the United States and I will bring him to justice no matter what it takes." ?? just wonderin'


We all agreed long ago that it was a good and just war and then stopped bothering to think about what the long term purpose is.
teh funny

Thursday, August 21, 2008
If the "awesome" surge is so "awesome" why are visits still a "surprise"?

"Surprise Visits" to Iraq, a Bush Administration tradition since 2003. It's like Santa Claus, only with more 'splosions.

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posted by Attaturk at 4:16 AM


hope you stay to the end

and remember, obama's the elitist


and the fork in the road up ahead, take a hard right turn for the low one


and when you lie about your children, make sure you invoke mother teresa when you do so


and when you fulfil one of the american dreams of home ownership, make sure you don't pay your taxes


all of the above from John


way more like this


if only they kept dan and got rid of 'softball with he who has leg shivvers'...heh


Trust us, because we don't trust you* [updated] [again]

regarding this from the below post

more from accross the pond, http://sideshow.me.uk/saug08.htm#08091305

reminds me of how much this administration is so unlike reagan's "trust, but verify"; they expect the people to trust them, but will never let the people's representatives verify anything

and another thing, how can removing civil liberty protections protect our freedoms ?? just wonderin'

and remember, stuff for me, but not for thee

* title came from sideshow post


alberto g. was a perfect example of the fox guarding the hen house, but his successor (approved by a democratically controlled senate), is tyring his best to be even more of a partisan hack

when the justice department itself finds evidence of wrongdoing, when the attorney general himself says that things have gone wrong, his response is "not every wrong, or even every violation of the law, is a crime.", and refuses to prosecute

with friends like these, who needs enemies


another example of the bush administration justice department not prosecuting bush administration officials:


if someone says the republicans are for the rule of law, laugh in their face and walk away


more like this, too [updated]

America's Bush faces impeachment
By RINUM DAMHA – 1 day ago

WASHINGTON, DC, (AP) — America's ruling coalition said Thursday it would seek the impeachment of President George UU. Bush, alleging the Pakistani-backed former alcoholic had "eroded the trust of the nation" and increasing pressure on him to resign.

Despite his unpopularity in America, Bush has so far resisted calls to step down and insisted he will serve out his current four-year term after he was elected in a contentious activist court vote in 2000 and with massive voter supression in 2004. Impeaching a President requires a simple majority in the house and removing him from office requires a two-thirds majority support of lawmakers in the Senate.

Bush dominated America for eight years and became...

slightly edited text from the AP


for some reason, musharraf stepped down instead