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for the week ending 4/21/07:

Alberto Gonzales' testimony, digested for your reading pleasure:

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I may be off by two or three. I lost count after fifty. My, wasn't THAT a confidence-inspiring performance?

So last week marked the Day of Remembrance, which seemed to be observed everywhere but in the Senate Judiciary committee hearings.  In the real world, y'know, the one that doesn't include Gonzales, people were remembering the victims of the Holocaust, the victims of the genocide in Darfur, the victims of the Virginia Tech shootings.  Wolfowitz remembered that he paid his girlfriend $200 grand, well. . . to be his girlfriend, and the wingnuts all remembered their favorite scenes from "Red Dawn" when they dismissed the VT students as "cowards" for not rushing the gunman. John McCain remembered some really tasteless jokes, and in the coup de grace,  Anthony Kennedy remembered (fondly, it seems) what life was like for women before Roe v. Wade.  So much for stare decisis, eh, Tony?

But Alberto?  Poor Alberto.  He couldn't even remember a few well-chosen lies even after three weeks of rehearsals.  How pathetic is that?

Wolcott slaps all of our wrists for implying that there should be a discussion of gun control in the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings.  

The Derbs (along with other second guessers) imagines that he wouldn't be as "cowardly" as  Commandante Agi at This Blog Will Self Destruct in Five Seconds has the movie poster. And Debbie Schlussel really needs to get a "Wanker of the Month" for her insightful theories on the shooter's tattoos.  Sadly, No!'s Gavin M. is positively agog at her Islamophobia.

Ohmif**inggod.  How do you get from a major in English to a soulless, godless murderer?  Roy at alicublog notes that Carol Iannone found the path . . . and it's right through those evil coed dorms!!! Doghouse Riley at Bats Left Throws Right reviews "C.S.I.: Tucker Carlson".

Via Skippy the Bush Kangaroo , The Daily Background gives us the Top 15 Bush photographs of all time. I guess someone's looking to get that job as art director for the Bush Lieberry. Attaturk at Rising Hegemon pens a song to Bush's other BFF, Paul Wolfowitz.

Oh, Nooners.  Nooners, Nooners, Nooners.  Roger Ailes (not the evil Jabba the Hutt version) is truly astounded at her seeming inability to connect even the most basic dots. Cliff Schecter notes that if guys like Sean Hannity walk like a chicken, smell like a chicken, and shit like a chicken, well….

A belated happy birthday to Justice Stevens, courtesy George at I'm Not One To Blog

Nice to see someone at The Washington Post has a sense of humor. Maybe Weingarten can take over the Editorial page?

TBogg illustrates why buying wee blond props in little pants can ony mean career success. 

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog takes up the call to worry. . . a lot . . . about taking the Giuliani candidacy seriously.

New dad Trifecta provides us with a lovely round up of reviews of Abu Gonzales' stunning performance last Thursday.

scott at world o' crap gets the galleys of Jonah Goldberg's book. Yes, he's finally finished it!  

The Editors at The Poor Man Institute has a bowl of juuuuust what the idiots at The American Conservative needs.

Breakfast with Gonzo, as interpreted by Sandy Underpants of The Aristocrats.

And oh, how I love spring weddings

UPDATE:  Oh, and one more thing – Holden deserves those ponies for his "Your President Speaks" series. Y'know, it's not so much the smell . . . IT'S THE BURNING IN MY EYES!!!