Tuesday, July 12, 2005

This Rove Bullshit

I read with incredulity yesterday the White House Q&A that Josh Marshall linked to yesterday. It is hard to tell from the transcript how many reporters are asking the questions, but it sure sounds like really giving to McClellan from every side.

My own impression, and I apologize for how obvious this all might sound but this is my first time analyzing a Q&A, is that the press was not only trying to go from Rove-topic questions to off-topic questions and then back to Rove questions in order to catch McClellan off guard (they didn't succeed very well) but they were trying to make very obvious the repetition of his horribly hypocritical position on not commenting on an "ongoing investigation" (they succeeded wonderfully).

Today, I read The Note and caught this:

The best case for Rove: that he didn't break the law, that he didn't tell Matt
Cooper the woman's name, that he's not subject or target of the investigation.
And his friend the President stands by him until well after the last dog dies.

The worst case certainly involves things like the law, Senators like Lugar
or Hagel, and someone like, say, Bill Kristol.

I just don't understand why the authors would go through the trouble to spell out what is involved in "the best case for Rove" and then just some oblique references to "the worst case". I mean, I know that The Note is supposed to be all snarky and clever, but shit. "involves things like the law"? AYKM? Are they scared to say it? Are they afraid to speculate what Lugar and Hagel might do? What exactly would Bill Kristol do or say?
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Thursday, July 07, 2005


Read this article. It isn't a joke.

The interesting part of this is that a guy I play volleyball with told me this story two weeks ago. He's an Arlington County cop but he didn't have many details at the time; as in, who did this and what county's police department they worked for. He actually didn't know where this had happened. He told me the story, and although I was definitely disturbed by it, I laughed with him about it, because in my mind, I was thinking, "there is no way this is a true story". When I heard the exact same story on the news this morning, with the same details, in the same order, I couldn't believe it.

In fact, I related the story to Tony the next day.

I think the cop should have loaded the deer into the car, rolled up the windows and then run a rubber tube from the exhaust tailpipe through a window. Or perhaps fed it some sleeping pills and then forced the deer to wash them down with Old Crow.
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