Thursday, September 14, 2006

Froomkin asks:
Does Bush have some insider information about gas prices, which appear to be conveniently dropping just in time for the mid-term election?

Barnes writes in the Weekly Standard: "Bush said the price of gasoline, which has been falling rapidly, is one of the 'interesting indicators' that the press should watch carefully. 'Just giving you a heads up,' he added."

What, collusion between guys like this and the government, which just happens to be headed by two former oil guys? Why, that's absolutely ridiculous.
U.N. Inspectors Dispute Iran Report By House Panel
U.N. inspectors investigating Iran's nuclear program angrily complained to the Bush administration and to a Republican congressman yesterday about a recent House committee report on Iran's capabilities, calling parts of the document "outrageous and dishonest" and offering evidence to refute its central claims.

Officials of the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency said in a letter that the report contained some "erroneous, misleading and unsubstantiated statements." The letter, signed by a senior director at the agency, was addressed to Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.), chairman of the House intelligence committee, which issued the report.

Ho hum. Another day, another pack of lies that could lead to our country making war on another country. Really - haven't I already seen this story?

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Bush Tells Group He Sees a 'Third Awakening'
Bush told a group of conservative journalists that he notices more open expressions of faith among people he meets during his travels, and he suggested that might signal a broader revival similar to other religious movements in history.

If I know someone is a baseball fan, I might offer up baseball as a topic for some small talk. If I'm looking to pucker up to the President of the United States and he is a pseudo-religious dude, I might offer up some God talk.

Or, if I'm the President of the United States and a pseudo-religious dude, and my coattails are covered with shit because of all the radical, illegal, and tragic decisions I have made, and my party stands to get its collective ass handed to it in November, then I might want to do a waltz with the ones that brung me: the evangelicals.

Also, how many people does the President meet, actually? How many people who are not handing over a large check does he meet?