In case you’ve ever lain in bed at night wondering why evolution hasn’t gotten rid of ugly people your prayers have been answered.
So much for “straight up for down vote”. I guess that was just a line of bullshit all along. Senate Minority Whip Trent Lott recently said, “The strategy of being obstructionist can work or fail. So far it’s working for us.” (Source: huffingtonpost.com)
It’s nice to know you really didn’t mean any of that stuff you were saying about Democrats being “obstructionist”, Trent.
It goes from “oh my” to “bye-bye”.
Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, must go to prison while appealing his conviction for obstructing a CIA leak probe, a U.S. appeals court said.
Libby may be behind bars within weeks after a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today denied his request for release. The decision will increase pressure on President George W. Bush to decide soon whether to pardon Libby, 56, as the former White House official’s supporters have urged.
What are the odds on that pardon happening within the next four weeks? I’d say pretty damn good. It’d be a done deal already if only Vice President Dick Cheney could have found a way to do it himself. We all know that’s what Tricky Dick would prefer. In fact, I’m not sure why he even keeps Bush around anymore. Maybe it’s because he deflects criticism so well?
You might as well check out the Washington Post article on Bush today because, I’m quite sure, we all need reasons to start drinking early.
One former aide went to see him recently to discuss various matters, only to find Bush turning the conversation back to Iraq again and again. He recognizes that his presidency hinges on whether Iraq can be turned around in 18 months. “Nothing matters except the war,” said one person close to Bush. “That’s all that matters. The whole thing rides on that.”
Well, at least he realizes what he’s looking at. In one word: Iraq. It was his big move. His all or nothing gamble. And I have no doubts history will not look kindly on his Presidency because of it.
Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.), who recently spent a day traveling with Bush. “All he can do is do his best, and 100 years from now people will decide if he was right or wrong. It doesn’t seem to be a false, macho pride or living in your own world. I find him to be amazingly calm.”
One hundred years? People will have decided within the first ten months after he leaves office, if they have not already, that George Bush was wrong on just about every damn thing that crossed his desk. His only supporters will be the true Kool Aid drinkers, and he probably lost 50% of those knuckle dragging cretins with his immigration policy.
(T)he discontent with the Bush presidency is broader and deeper among Republican lawmakers, some of whom seethe with anger. “Our members just wish this thing would be over,” said a senior House Republican who met with Bush recently. “People are tired of him.” Bush’s circle remains sealed tight, the lawmaker said. “There’s nobody there who can stand up to him and tell him, ‘Mr. President, you’ve got to do this. You’re wrong on this.’ There’s no adult supervision. It’s like he’s oblivious. Maybe that’s a defense mechanism.”
We all wish it was over. Full stop.by