Thought we could use a tour through some news for today:
– If you haven't yet seen this, do go to Crooks and Liars and watch Paul Bremer squirm under questioning in Rep. Henry Waxman's oversight hearings on war profiteering. What's $12 BILLION missing dollars between cronies, anyway? (More live hearing coverage here.)
– Yet another reason that I love Digby. Service job, anyone?
– Holden at First Draft finds that the economics of Shrub tourism aren't so rosy these days. Gee, wonder why? I just can't imagine why people wouldn't want to make a pilgrimage to Crawford, TX, to buy cufflinks with George Bush's face on them to wear proudly to the next junior high girls' basketball spaghetti dinner fundraiser, can you?
– TBogg continues to crack me up.
– Larry Johnson has some thoughts on Walter Pincus, and the value of doing your job.
– And Mark Kleiman takes on the "right-to-cancer" movement. Boo yah!
– Tom Schaller has an op-ed piece in the Baltimore Sun today on the dilemma facing African-American Democrats in the upcoming presidential primary. Thought provoking stuff, and worth a read. In the African-American community, 59% of the votes come from women — yet another reason that politicians ought to start contemplating the issues near and dear to those of us on the female side of things a lot more carefully. (Not that they are so substantially different from the men's issues, frankly, but pretending that politics is run by a bunch of men smoking cigars in the back rooms and only by them is laughingly outdated.)