Friday, March 26, 2004

April 2001: Bush labels Clinton admiinistration's focus of "so much energy" on binLaden "a mistake."

Just when you thought things couldn't get any dirtier. Frist goes after Clarke.

Justice Scalia explains his decision not to recuse himself in the case of his good friend Dick Cheney.

White House to park workers:

"The presiden't feet are not to touch the dirt."

This is too bizarre not to be true.

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Somehow I'm reminded of this line from All the President's Men: "Forget the myths the media's created about the White House. The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand."

Here's food for thought: Cheney's comment that Clarke was "out of the loop" seems like a stupid slur given Clarke's position and responsibilities (several rebuttals say that Clarke was the loop). But recall the news stories from months ago reporting that Cheney had his own "loop", doing an end-run around established channels and directly putting pressure on the analysts. Maybe that's what Cheney meant.

The Houston Chronicle reports that Tom Delay's troubles continue to mount.

Reuters reports that former counterterrorism official Richard Clarke sent a letter to national security adviser Condoleezza Rice one week before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks urging Bush administration aides to imagine how they would feel if hundreds of Americans were killed in a terrorist strike.

Timothy Noah calculates the "other priorities" that allowed Dick Cheney to dodge the draft.

CNN reports that the EU has hit Microsoft with a record fine, and that Mario Monti is recommending additional remedies against the software giant.

Fred Kaplan of Slate explains why he's convinced that Richard Clarke is tellling the truth.

Michael Kinsley describes how Bush is applying the Powell Doctrine to campaign politics.

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Bush's claim that Kerry's tax plan would hurt small business is not supported by the data, according to this Reuters report

Walter Cronkite advises John Kerry not to run from the liberal label.

Clarke fights back. Hard.

Reuters reports that criticisms of the "War President" are starting to gain traction.

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