In Today's Web Magazine
December 07, 2006
Isaac Chotiner shows that Nelson Mandela has become a shill for the diamond industry; Bradford Plumer says that labor might finally be making inroads in the South; Michelle Cottle wonders whether Jeb Bush would really make a better president than his brother; and Michael Currie
There's an assumption--a safe assumption, in my opinion--that John Edwards will have little trouble in the fundraising department given his built-in constituency among trial lawyers. But I did raise an eyebrow at a snippet from this AP story:
George Bush doesn't seem very interested in following the Baker-Hamilton commission's advice. As reader MP notes (no, not that MP!), this would be the second special commission co-chaired by Lee Hamilton that Bush has openly derided. Perhaps it's a kind of dubious honor.
RECOMMENDATION 35: The United States must make active efforts to engage all parties in Iraq, with the exception of al Qaeda. The United States must find a way to talk to Grand Ayatollah Sistani, Moqtada al Sadr, and militia and insurgent leaders.
From what I can tell, the ISG report doesn't suggest what "way" that would be. Perhaps because it's close to impossible?
John Kerry--still Making Me Nauseous After All These Years
December 05, 2006
At the risk of provoking a game of one-upmanship with Mike and Jason, I want to mention that I finally tore into my carton of commemorative Kerry/Edwards '04 two-percent milk this morning. I'd been saving it for a special occasion, but, you know, one can't very well eat one's Fruit Loops dry...