The group blog of The New Republic
June 24, 2007
For those who have long thought that the attorney general is not the smartest person on the planet, today's big Washington Post story on Dick Cheney has not one but two fun tidbits. First:
Powell asked for a meeting with Bush. The same day, Jan. 25, 2002, Cheney's office struck a preemptive blow. It appeared to come from Gonzales, a longtime Bush confidant whom the president nicknamed "Fredo."
June 23, 2007
June 22, 2007
Sicko is not a fine-grained analysis of policy alternatives. (You can find some of those in a recently published book called "Sick," by Jonathan Cohn, and also in the wonkier precincts of the political blogosphere.)
So, it appears that a top Romney campaign aide, director of operations Jay Garrity, is under investigation in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire for impersonating a state trooper on multiple occasions. Marc Ambinder's guess (which I share) is that "Trooper" Garrity is a goner, probably sooner than later.