Why does Bush going home so offend

This has to be one of the most picayune, small-minded headlines I've ever read:Bush plans 50th ranch trip in five yearsYeah? So what?The man has a house that he and his wife designed, built and paid for and he likes to go there to get away from the White House and Washington D.C. - to get a change of pace and scenery and maybe not have to wear a suit and tie as he works.Why is that so awful? It's not like he is not still confering, still phoning, meeting, talking, getting advice, … [Read more...]

The Better to Rewrite History, M’dear!

John Hinderaker at Powerline brings us a huge boner by the NY Times - a "mistake" that is so huge, it changes the whole premise of the story, and thereby turning it from an "important story" to...well...no story at all.An article on Saturday about a federal judge's order regarding photographs and videotapes related to the Abu Ghraib prison scandal misstated a deadline and the response by Defense Department lawyers. The government was given until Friday to black out some identifying details … [Read more...]

Was Turley played by Dick Durbin?

Or was Durbin played by Turley?I dunno! All I know is you should go over to Betsy's Page and read the newest developments in the continuing story of "Why SCOTUS Nominee John Roberts' Catholicism is Troubling, Very Troubling."Item 1) The exchange between Roberts and Durbin which Turley reported on yesterday may not have happened, at all.Item 2) The NY Times has reduced the crux of the now-disputed exchange to an alarming degree.Item 3) Durbin and his spokesman say they don't know where … [Read more...]

Muslim Anti-Terror Rallies get no coverage

Here is Instapundit - short, sweet and to the point!AN ANTI-TERROR RALLY BY MUSLIMS in Antelope Valley, California.You know, if these people had blown something up, they'd be getting more press. Which suggests that if the press wants to help eliminate terrorism, it should adjust its priorities.UPDATE: Here's a report of an antiterror protest in Iraq, too. The same point applies.ANOTHER UPDATE: There's more anti-terror protest action in Denmark.Hey, you people in the press. What kind … [Read more...]

The recurring theme

Betsy Newmark is wondering what David Broder is all about as he writes that - oh, gosh - John Roberts' life might have been a little too insulated - he may not have lived enough in the "real world."Despite his youthful summer jobs in the steel mills at Burns Harbor, Ind., where his dad was an executive, Roberts has led a sheltered life, absorbed in the law. Private Catholic schools, Harvard, appointed jobs in the White House and Justice Department, a million-dollar-a-year corporate practice, … [Read more...]

The press are lost and uncomprehending

A VOICE FROM THE PRESS: Mr. Blair, aren't these attacks your fault, because of your foreign policy?John Howard: No self-respecting government of any political stripe would allow that (letting terrorists dictate policies) to happen...May I remind you that the murder of 88 Australians in Bali occurred before operations in Iraq?...May I remind you that Sept. 11 happened before Iraq? May I remind you that the first time Al Qaeda referred specifically to Australia was in regard to the liberation … [Read more...]

Cooper’s kids are alright. Are Rove’s?

In analyzing why, in the 2004 election, all the media interest in President Bush's Air National Guard service seemed to make no difference, the Washington Post's TV critic, Tom Shales wrote: "It's common knowledge that Bush was a spoiled little rich boy who did not serve with any great distinction, so this story wasn't exactly a blockbuster."Think about that for a minute."It's common knowledge that Bush was a spoiled little rich boy..."Let's think about this: George W. Bush had no … [Read more...]

Ed Morrissey has the last word on Nadagate

Or, in a sane world, it would be the last word. But there is little that is sane, or intellectually honest in 21st Century American political discourse.Nevertheless, Captain Ed - wearing his Daily Standard Cap - seems quite in his wits, with this piece, and one can only add please God, make someone - anyone - on the left stand up and say, "yes...this overblown story is absurd."I'm not counting on it, though. Meanwhile, Greg Pierce notes - sigh - more double standards in how the press deals … [Read more...]

Varifrank translates Wilson/Plame

Basically it comes down to:Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah an element of 'Gotcha' blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah White House misled blah blah blah like that’s news blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blahOh wait – There it is - Because Rove didn't actually name the CIA agent it's not likely that he will be charged with any crime blah blah blah blah bury the lede why dontcha blah blah blah blah blah.Geez. The biggest nothing story of al … [Read more...]

Wilson/Plame, again

Like others, I'd really hoped we were done hearing about or commenting on Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame, but Mike at Uncorrelated has a round-up and some commentary that really can't be ignored as he wonders -as many have wondered - why no one is talking about the apparent conspiracy that had a CIA agent and former ambassador working together (and hard) to file a report which - upon investigation - has proved false, false, false?Wilson/Plame conspired to create a false intelligence … [Read more...]


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