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Friday, June 13, 2008

We have lost a great journalist today


Tim Russert, managing editor and host of NBC's Meet the Press has died of an apparent heart attack today at his office in DC.

Words can't express the complete shock and sorrow many people across the country are experiencing at this moment and my heart goes out to his family.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Bush's exit strategy: bomb Iran



Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran.
President Bush on Wednesday raised unprompted the possibility of a military strike to thwart Tehran's presumed nuclear weapons ambitions, speaking bullishly on Iran even as he admitted having been unwise to do so previously about Iraq.

Should we be concerned?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The end of Joementum as we know it?

Josh gives his take on our junior senator and I tend to agree.
What does seem clear to me is that Lieberman's days in the Democratic caucus, or more specifically, his days with a committee chairmanship courtesy of the Democratic caucus are numbered in months.

My assumption is that after the November election, regardless of the outcome of the presidential campaign, Joe will be stripped of his chairmanship. (This seems even more certain to me if Obama wins the general, but I suspect it will happen regardless.) Whether he'll actually be expelled from the caucus I don't know and probably doesn't really matter. Once he's stripped of the benefits he gains from it, presumably he'll leave himself and become an actual non-caucusing independent or, more likely, start caucusing with the Republicans.

What that tells me is that Lieberman has no incentive not to make the maximum amount of trouble over the next five months both for his senate colleagues and for Sen. Obama.
Why wait, strip him now and get it over with. I mean, after everything Obama did for Joe back in '06, for Lieberman to be John McCain's number attack dog is disgraceful...not that I'm surprised.