The group blog of The New Republic
March 7, 2007
Jason, Obama better get in on that Tiger offer ASAP. Tiger's already playing the political field--he has a photo op in the Capitol today in about ... half an hour with Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, and John Boehner.
The fault line appears to run between those who want Bush to pardon Libby after the 2008 elections are past and those who want him to do it immediately.
Color me happy. The geniuses behind the Nation of Islam Sportsblog hate Duke, too.
Today's Chicago Sun Times has a good editorial about yesterday's front-page, above-the-fold New York Times article about Hillary Clinton by Mark Leibovich titled "Clinton Shapes Her Image for '08 Race." Yet, it seems that most of the article was focused on, nay, consumed by Clinton's, well, head:
Permanent repeal of the estate tax did not pass Congress in 2006. And with the Democrats now in charge, it seems unlikely to pass in the near future. But plenty of conservatives still agitate for it -- and the cause still has plenty of supporters.
It continually amazes me how the general perception of Trent Lott has gone from a simple-minded racist boob who stupidly let it slip that he still wished he was in de land of cotton, to perhaps the single most psychologically complex legislator currently in Congress.