Sen. Dick Lugar in the WashPost:
Some commentators have compared the Bush plan to a "Hail Mary" pass in football--a desperate heave deep down the field by a losing team at the end of the game. Actually, a far better analogy for the Bush plan is a draw play on third down with 20 yards to go in the first quarter.
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January 30, 2007
Bradford Plumer says the law firms promising to rescue companies from congressional oversight are the same ones that got them in trouble to begin with; Christopher Orr argues that Dreamgirls doesn't deserve an Oscar for best picture; Alex Massie suggests that anti-Scottish anger in E
Bill Kristol, who has lately been intent on proving you can make a lucrative career out of being right less often than a broken clock, valiantly defended Lewis Libby on Fox News Sunday yesterday. According to Kristol, Patrick Fitzgerald decided to go after "Scooter" instead of other members of the administration (like Ari Fleischer) because of the former aide's hawkish stance on Iraq. During the discussion Kristol made this remarkably inane point:
In today's New York Times, David Kirkpatrick tracks down how the ridiculous story about Barack Obama's alleged education at a madrassa -- and Hillary Clinton's alleged efforts to spread the story -- made it onto Fox News, Rush Limbaugh's radio show, and other outlets of the right-wing noise machine.
In the grand scheme of things, the murder of David Rattray last week was no different from the spate of senseless killings that have occurred in South Africa over the past decade. Rattray, a world-famous historian and tour guide in the breathtaking Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands, was shot and killed in his home last Friday.
It hasn't taken long for the old Hillary Clinton dynamic to kick into place: Clinton goes ever so slightly off script, news media misinterprets, conservatives go wild. The latest cycle began when Hillary Clinton made a little joke the other day:
Asked by a voter what qualified her to handle leaders from countries such as Iran and North Korea, Clinton began her reply, then stopped and, for effect, repeated the question.