FDL Late Nite: Personal Irresponsibility on Desolation Row

By: Saturday March 31, 2007 8:06 pm

  Matthew Dowd, photo from PBS.  Personal responsibility?  Not much.  Cry me a bloody (Tigris) river (emphasis added): AUSTIN, Tex., March 29 — In 1999, Matthew Dowd became a symbol of George W. Bush’s early success at positioning himself as a Republican with Democratic appeal. A top strategist for the Texas Democrats who was disappointed [...]


Meet “The Right’s Field”

By: Saturday March 31, 2007 6:00 pm

  (Image via Katie Gail.  Gotta love the pink elephant…) Are you looking for a one-stop shop for all the zany hijinks of the GOP Presidential candidates?  Well, look no further, because our friends at The Right's Field sift through the silliness. A terrific combination of firsthand reporting, compilation, and incisive commentary, The Right's Field joined my [...]

Plenary Powers

By: Saturday March 31, 2007 3:02 pm

  Commentor Bob Schacht asked a question a while back about why Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald cannot use his "plenary powers" to expand his investigation into other kinds of wrongdoing. I was on my way out of the threads at the time and merely said that "plenary powers" didn't mean what he thought it meant [...]

Blue America: Rep. Jerry McNerney — Congressman At The Corner

By: Saturday March 31, 2007 1:00 pm

(From left to right:  Howie Klein and Rep. Jerry McNerney.) [FDL is thrilled to welcome Rep. Jerry McNerney back for a Blue America chat today.  As always, please stay on topic in the thread and be polite.  Any off-topic conversation should be taken to the prior thread.  And, with that, pleasse give a big FDL [...]


By: Saturday March 31, 2007 11:00 am

  (Photo via Wonkette.) I saw Charlie Rose interview David Gregory chief White House correspondent of NBC last night. For me the jury has been out on Gregory. Sometimes when he is asking questions at a presser, he seems like he understands what’s going on. But often when he gives his reports on TV, he [...]

2001: A Timeline of What Could Have Been

By: Saturday March 31, 2007 8:30 am

(This is an updated version of an old post of mine over at the old version of my blog; it lost all its formatting and links when Blogger switched formats.  I decided that with all the talk of President Gore lately, it was time to revive and revisit it.) Ever wonder how the last six-odd [...]

Pull Up A Chair…

By: Saturday March 31, 2007 5:35 am

(Lovely photo of the Eiffel Tower in spring taken by AZTransplant.) The weather has been gorgeous here this week — sunny, warm, just the hint of a breeze, And instead of sitting back and drinking it all in, I've been dreaming of a vacation, of running away to some far off place and having an adventure. [...]

Late Nite FDL: Hysterical Blindness

By: Friday March 30, 2007 8:20 pm

I guess you've got to love a home-grown fatwah. Chris Kelly alerts us to the fact that Wrong-Way Malkin has a brand new club for all her BFF's.  Most Americans just rolled over and surrendered when Arab terrorists took over the government and the media, Gosh, you know that's right.  I stopped living my life [...]

Keep Pulling

By: Friday March 30, 2007 6:01 pm

(I actually can't stand this song, but I couldn't find any good pictures of stuff being unravelled…) The US Attorney firings have brought a whole lot of things bubbling up to the surface that were supposed to stay buried.  Embarrassing things about the way the Bush administration and the Republican Party do business.  One of [...]

Fortunate Son

By: Friday March 30, 2007 4:31 pm

image courtesy www.inkycirus.com  I started to write a piece on Rudy Ghouliani's latest Presidential fantasy, but this story floored me and sent my blood pressure shooting through the tiles of my office ceiling. Bush first toured a typical — but empty — patient room in Abrams Hall, where soldiers were transferred after they were vacated [...]

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