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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Wednesday Briefs

  • Don't forget Drinking Liberally in Milwaukee tonight. I may sign autographs if you ask nicely.
  • A propos to my long (sorry about that) piece yesterday about blogs and the "MSM," Chris Bowers suggests that, on the national level at least, there is no right-wing blogosphere anymore.
  • Is this Peg's revenge on Doyle for his pushing Falk into the AG race? Jack Voight is also on the ballot this November, and may be looking for distance from Doyle as well.
  • Those rosy studies showing that there are plenty of high-achieving, high-poverty schools? Bunk.
  • I learned two things from this story about Bush's reaction to Feingold's call for censure. The most exciting is that Russ will be on "The Daily Show" tonight. The other is that Bush keeps lying:
    "I did notice that nobody from the Democratic Party has actually stood up and called for getting rid of the terrorist surveillance program," Bush said at a news conference Tuesday. "You know, if that's what they believe, if people in the party believe that, then they ought to stand up and say it," Bush said. "They ought to stand up and say, 'The tools we're using to protect the American people shouldn't be used.' They ought to take their message to the people and say, 'Vote for me. I promise we're not going to have a terrorist surveillance program.' "
    As I said the other day, no one believes we shouldn't surveil terrorists. Not even Ward Churchill is saying that (I Googled to be sure). A better answer might have been saying he was willing to defend his program in a full investigation. Instead, he chooses to lie and stonewall.

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