You can't stop the open thread, you can only hope to contain it.
It's customary to toss out a subject for these, if only for the delight provided by seeing how quickly that subject is abandoned and in how many different directions. So, OK, here's a topic: If, as President Bush said Monday, "There's no wrongdoing" behind the Justice Department's firing of at least eight U.S. Attorneys for insufficient voter intimidation, then why did Monica Goodling take the fifth? Was she claiming a constitutional protection against self-exoneration?
Corollary: Were President Bush's remarks intended to sound the way they came across, i.e., "You know we're guilty, and we know you know we're guilty — but you can't prove it, neener neener"?
(Regular blogging will resume once I've slept off the corporate-training-is-during-the-day-so-there's-no-need-to-skip-your-nightshift jetlag.)