Friday, November 11, 2005

Just to get it on the record, the baloney that the right-wing pundits and cheerleaders have spread about the Valarie Plame case, to wit: "Who cares about this nonsense? Everyone in Washington knew Plame was a CIA agent because her husband, touted her CIA status at cocktail parties all across the Hill."
Well, according to neighbors of Plame, friends of Plame and Attorney General Fitzgerald, "before her name was published no one knew Ms. Plame was a CIA agent, and her status at the CIA was top secret."
She was a covert agent.
And to those who say "no one cares that Scooter Libby was indicted, a CBS poll found that 86 percent of the people polled cares about the charges. Other polls reflect similar results.
Eighty-six percent is higher than the number who said they cared about Watergate, the Iran-Contra affair and Monica-gate.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

And they say our political system has integrity
Someone please explain to me how a man - George W. Bush - begins his political career in 1994 with a win in the Texas gubernatorial race, then goes on to run, and win, the nation's presidential race?
Something's fishy here, to say the least. But then again, I suppose it's happened before. Wasn't Ronald Reagan's only office as governor of California before he won the presidency? Maybe there's a pattern emerging. If we can vote a 20-year-old college Republican into the Oval Office we'll have established the trend. Hell, why not? As the most powerful nation in the world it makes perfect sense that we would vote for people who are completely inexperienced, incompetent and incoherent to lead us into the future.
So tell me. Who are these Middle Americans I've heard about? Who are these folks who are supposed to be the salt of the earth and filled with common sense. Or was that a myth too?