Kucinich To File Articles Of Impeachment Against Cheney

Sigh…it’s a good thing there’s not real work to be done in Congress: Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), the most liberal of the Democratic presidential candidates in the primary field, declared in a letter sent to his Democratic House colleagues this morning that he plans to file articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney. Kucinich [...]

The Case For Pardoning Libby

From Michael Kinsley: We now know that several people in the Administration told several journalists that Valerie Plame Wilson was CIA. We also know that most of these conversations were part of a concerted effort by the Vice President’s office to spin the Iraq war. If not illegal, this certainly was not attractive. And, as [...]

Shameless…

What in the hell was Jim Hoagland thinking? Is the vice president losing his influence, or perhaps his mind? That question, even if it is phrased more delicately, is creeping through foreign ministries and presidential offices abroad and has become a factor in the Bush administration’s relations with the world. “What has happened to Dick [...]

Pardon Libby? What’s The Rush?

President Bush is wisely keeping his cards close to his vest right now regarding any possible Libby pardon: President Bush said yesterday that he is “pretty much going to stay out of” the case of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby until the legal process has run its course, deflecting pressure from supporters of the former White [...]

A Sensible Reaction

Contrast the hyperventilating, broad, Greenwald-like response of the New York Times to the Libby verdict (detailed below) to that of the Washington Post, and you’ll see once again why the Times has little appeal beyond Manhattan liberal circles and why the Washington Post continues to rapidly eclipse it in the credibility department: THE CONVICTION of I. [...]

Like Shooting Fish In A Barrel

Yesterday, I wrote the following: The New York Times editorial tomorrow will make Frank Rich proud – it will cover all the things the trial did not, as the Paper of Record tries to spin an obstruction of justice and perjury conviction into a sweeping indictment of the Iraq War, the Bush Administration, neocons, and [...]

Whither Cheney?

Byron York on the Libby verdict aftermath: What is next? Libby’s—and Cheney’s—enemies have always hoped that a guilty verdict would result in Libby flipping, in fingering the vice president for some still-unspecified crime for which Cheney would then be tried and convicted, or, even better, impeached and removed from office. “Mr. Libby, are you willing [...]

Big Story Of The Day: Cheney Target Of Taliban Suicide Bomber?

Thank God he’s okay, but tragically, 23 are dead: A suicide bomber attacked the entrance to the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan on Tuesday during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney, killing up to 23 people and wounding 20. Cheney was unhurt in the attack, which was claimed by the Taliban and was [...]

More Signs Of Hope From Pyongyang

This is good news: North Korea appears ready to abandon the source of its weapons-grade plutonium but there is a still a long way to go before Pyongyang scraps its entire nuclear arms program, a top South Korean nuclear envoy said on Friday. In a breakthrough deal, impoverished North Korea agreed earlier this month at [...]

A Good Opening Day For The Libby Defense

Bob Woodward verified once again that Armitage was the leaker; Pincus pointed to Ari Fleischer; and Novak named Armitage, with a confirmation from Karl Rove. Not that anyone on the Left wants to be bothered with, oh, facts or anything, but I note that none of these people work for Dick Cheney. As always, stick [...]

The Late President Ford On Iraq

Lots of buzz about a newly released Bob Woodward interview with President Ford, available for the first time on the unfortunate occasion of the latter’s death: Former president Gerald R. Ford said in an embargoed interview in July 2004 that the Iraq war was not justified. “I don’t think I would have gone to war,” [...]

So It’s Foleygate Now, Is It?

Well, I suppose that was inevitable…I’ve said my piece many, many times now, and you all know where I stand.  It’s not about me, though; this is a political blog, and clearly the story is having an impact.  At the RealClearPolitics blog, Tom Bevan writes: Foleygate has clearly mushroomed into a mini-nuke for Republicans. Democrats [...]

When Idiots Attack

Nope, not the latest Fox reality craptacular, but rather the first headline that comes to mind when I read the following intro from Eric Alterman: My friend Fred Kaplan can’t bring himself to believe that the Cheney administration is, pick your adjective (sufficiently crazy, irresponsible, evil, uncaring about human life, happy to encourage terrorism against [...]

Two Things To Keep In Mind About The President And Joe Wilson

File this one under ‘what liberal media?’… There are two indisputable things that we know in relation to the news that Libby claims Bush authorized the leak of the NIE information: (1). President Bush has complete legal authority to do so. (2). No one has presented any credible allegation that he did so to discredit [...]

The MinuteMan Reconvenes PlameGate Class

You know, there’s really no point in me even trying to get further into what the latest Libby defense filing means – after all, we have the illustrious MinuteMan to guide us. More from the great Maguire: Our quick reaction is this: (a) Some of the responses to the Bush Connection are over-done – Fitzgerald [...]

Did Bush Authorize Efforts To Discredit Joe Wilson?

PlameGate just got a whole lot more interesting with the latest court filings. Let Tom Maguire set the stage, first with a quote from the NY Sun that I’m not linking to because the site has been down all day: A former White House aide under indictment for obstructing a leak probe, I. Lewis Libby, [...]

Fred Barnes Names Names

For a potential Bush personnel shakeup, that is. I’ve long been an advocate of new blood, so I’m the choir, here – but Barnes makes an entertaining preacher nonetheless. Read the whole thing, but allow me to spotlight this bit: The president’s most spectacular move would be to anoint a presidential successor. This would require [...]

Whether You’re Looking For Pics of Lindsay Lohan Flashing At An LA Fashion Show…

…or just the latest in BDS headlines, the Huffington Post has you covered!…or, if you prefer, you can bask in the reflected glory that is Cenk Uygur (yes, you heard me right – THAT Cenk Uygur): I have a question for reporters to investigate: Is Dick Cheney the most unpopular American politician of all time? [...]

It’s Not About the Media? I Beg To Differ

Was the story two weeks ago that a man shot his hunting companion a cover-up, or an example of a press corps that’s one step up from tabloid journalism? I suggest to you the latter – sure, the Cheney story was worth a day or two’s coverage, but surely not this: Mike McCurry, who was [...]

Cheney Shooting Update

Here’s the latest on the Dick Cheney shooting incident: (sound of crickets chirping) (a tumbleweed blows across your computer screen) THERE IS NO NEWS! This story is dead! Dead! Dead! Two weeks, and gone without a trace. No meltdown, no resignation, no trial, nothing! Nada! Zilch! BWWWWAAAAAHHHHHAAAAAAHAAAAAA! Sorry, Huff’n’Puffers, sorry, Jane, sorry Kos Kidz! You [...]

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