David Dreier Gets Goosed by Blunt
Well, it seems that too many bloggers applauded too loudly in favor of Hastert’s initial call for Dreier to succeed Tom DeLay — and now have selected House Majority Whip Roy Blunt to succeed the indicted DeLay.
Yes. . .Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and George W. Bush have had their starring roles in the subversion of our system of checks and balances that makes American democracy work — but they are all in the Executive Branch. Chief executives try to be monarchs; they can’t help it.
Timelines — good ones — just undo ANY spin that Bill Frist’s team want to give to the Frist HCA scandal. Check out this sequence of events and information on HCA Stock courtesy of Think Progress. Compelling.
I can’t understand what the White House hoped to achieve with the President’s press conference today on America’s oil refinery problems in the Gulf. The President is right that we probably have too little refinery capacity fueling the U.S. market, but the “alternative fuels” strategy he is suggesting is ad hoc and isn’t serious.
Major hypocrisy at the top of the Vatican hierarchy. . . The effort to ban gay-conceptualizers rather than gay-actualizers from the Catholic priesthood is just outright hypocritical and a violation of the rights of those who want to work in established Catholocism as a priest.
Yesterday TWN gave Vice President Cheney some credit for focusing on the aftermath of Katrina and the coming onslaught from Rita — while Karl Rove politicked at big fundraisers in North Dakota.