Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Boo Who?

Yawn....It's baseball season in America. (Okay, okay....sorry. Don't be so touchy. Here. try this:) It's a fine American tradition that costs way too much to go see, but there's this other fine old tradition of the American President, whomever it is at the time, throwing out the first pitch. Since it's inception, there have only been three Presidents who have not thown out the first pitch two years in a row. One of them was about to be impeached and would shortly resign from office so he gets a pass, one of them was in a coma and would soon die in office so he gets a pass, and one of them used to own a Major League baseball team and dreams of becoming Baseball Commissioner one day...

So why didn't George W Bush throw out the first pitch, again this year?

It's really simple. Bush never ever shows up at any place where he will have to face the fact that America doesn't like him. He didn't show up at a Baseball park because he would have more than likely been booed.




More stuff:

Washington, DC — Federal climate, weather and marine scientists will be subject to new restrictions as to what they can say to the media or in public, according to agency documents released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Under rules posted last week, these federal scientists must obtain agency pre-approval to speak or write, whether on or off-duty, concerning any scientific topic deemed "of official interest."

This one pisses me off.

Josh Marshall points out that Bush Justice Department appointee, Monica Goodling, is the first Justice Department Official in history to invoke the 5th Amendment, which is only constitutional if she has in fact committed some criminal act, and she still has her job?

But Democrats are sooo mean!


Does it seem as if most of these scandals surrounding this administration right
now---one might say engulfing it---have this underlying theme of Karl Rove
attempting to use the resources of the federal government to ensure his dream of
a permanent Republican majority?

Johnathon Alter:

...clearly, what Rove was trying to do is in jurisdiction by
jurisdiction, protect Republicans, go after Democrats, and essentially turn our
criminal justice system into what they have in a banana republic.

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