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February 16, 2007
I don't know what kind of crack they are smoking over at Newsweek, but they have really done it this time. In "celebration" of Kim Jong Il's 65th birthday, the news magazine has asked fashion designers to make over the Dear Leader. The whole thing just smacks of effort. Check out the Newsweek homepage, and click on the Kim Jong Il icon for an interactive look at several designers' visions for the birthday boy.
Joe Lieberman is currently on the Senate floor warning that congressional attempts to meddle with the war could lead to "a constitutional crisis" that requires Supreme Court intervention.
I understand the value of citing historical precedent in matters of legislation, but there is a way in which you could take this too far. Finishing out a week of arguing over a potential Iraq resolution, Foxnews.com is now reporting on the sudden outpouring of (somewhat bizarre) historical citations and quotations:
February 15, 2007
I'm sorry I did not get to this earlier, and there's way too much to riff on in just this single post, but please, please do yourself a favor and read National Review's Valentine's Day Symposium. Midge Decter swooning for Rudy! Andrew Breitbart sharing his "unrequited" love for lesbian Tammy Bruce! Mona Charen shows off by hearting some nineteenth-century Republican pol named Thomas Brackett Reed!