Friday, July 01, 2005

Suggested Iran talking point


Two Iranian leaders of the seizure of the American Embassy in Tehran in 1979 dismissed allegations on Thursday by former American hostages that Iran's president-elect was one of their captors. The Bush administration, however, said it took the charge seriously and vowed to investigate.

Rove will need a talking point for the coming Iraq offensive. Something damning, but ultimately meaningless to the question of military action. For Iraq, we had "Saddam gassed his own people!"

For Iran, it's more personal. I humbly suggest, "Revenge, bitches!"


As usual, Froomkin is informative and well-written.

Meanwhile, press secretary Scott McClellan defended Bush's repeated invocations of Sept. 11 in his speech, insisting that he wasn't trying to imply that Iraq was responsible.

From yesterday's briefing : "Who made any suggestion of a link to the attacks?"

It amazes me that anyone can think this administration has any credibility. "What link? You mean, mentioning 9/11 repeatedly in a speech about Iraq? I can't possibly imagine how you are perceiving a link there."

Dictating the Constitution

For your reading agita, a collection of Republican hacks.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

The national pastime

Not baseball, but marginalizing the political opposition.


"I mean, to me, Soros is the guy who has so much money and wants to buy the world," Davis said. "I mean that's not what baseball's about. This is above all a fan sport. This is the Nationals, and they're going to give it to some multinational?"

Mutlinational, Congressman? Don't you owe it to your constituents to drop the coded language? Just call him an "uppity Jew" and let your voters decide whether they're cool with that.