Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Best.Governor.Ever.

I don't like The Grey Lady leading with a quote lede:

AUSTIN, Tex., Oct. 10 - "You are the best governor ever - deserving of great respect," Harriet E. Miers wrote to George W. Bush days after his 51st birthday in July 1997. She also found him "cool," said he and his wife, Laura, were "the greatest!" and told him: "Keep up the great work. Texas is blessed."


But, this does affirm how close and cozy this nominee is with the president. It is a rotten idea for the Bubble Presidency to continue to advance the inner circle that has made many a mess out of foreign and domestic affairs.

Best.First.Lady.Of.Texas.Ever.

Now, Miers' other esteemed friend chimes in for the defense. Laura Bush said the following, Washington Post:

Asked by host Matt Lauer if sexism might be playing a role in the Miers controversy, she said, "It's possible. I think that's possible. . . . I think people are not looking at her accomplishments."


More on Miers

Eugene Robinson asks a very good question in his WaPo Op-Ed:

Was it impotence or omnipotence?

I've been wondering which variety of delusional thinking led George W. Bush to choose poor Harriet Miers for the Supreme Court. It must have been one or the other, it seems to me, and neither is particularly good news.


Neither answer is good, but the question is answered. This president never doubts that he is potent, perhaps because he surrounds himself with cheerleaders. I wonder if anyone is working on a DVD about SCOTUS nominees.

Iraq

Compare the lede in the Post:

BAGHDAD, Oct. 10 -- As outraged would-be voters protested at still not being shown copies of Iraq's proposed constitution, U.S. and Arab diplomats bore down on Sunnis, Shiites and Kurdish leaders Monday in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone to make last-ditch changes to the charter that would overcome Sunni opposition.


With Condi's spin:

"The good news is that you're getting very heavy debate and interest in this entire process," Rice added, noting that Sunnis are registering to vote in large numbers, including some who disagree with the constitution.


Angels

Congrats to Ervin Santana and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of California of the United States of America, Washington Post. There is nothing better in playoff baseball than a great on-the-spot pitching performance by a talented rookie against a massively overpaid club. Espescially when the announcers doubt of and dismay for said rookie are palpable before his first pitch in anger.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

if the yankees are overpaid, then what are the red sox? at least the yankees pushed it to game five. the red sox, no slouches in the payroll department themselves, were swept by the lowly white sox.

11:55 AM  
Blogger copy editor said...

The Red Sox stunk, no denying that. But, the "lowly" ChiSox? Are you kidding me? The ChiSox had the second most wins in baseball, second only to the Cards. Odd how the Yanks fan gets all out of joint about something like this, and then blurts out the Sox. 2004.

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about 2004?

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asked by host Matt Lauer if sexism might be playing a role in the Miers controversy, she said, "It's possible. I think that's possible. . . . I think people are not looking at her accomplishments."

I thought that all of Miers accomplishments were based on her gender. The democrats should unite together and be very supportive of this nominee- and be thankful for Bush not picking a true conservative.

Miers is like TCU football from 2 years ago: comes out as a great sleeper, becomes a giant then takes a public dump. PS, who from Texas HASN'T paid an illegal immigrant housekeepr?

2:12 PM  
Blogger copy editor said...

From time to time I have heard Yanks fans chant 1918. Now BoSox fans have their own year to taunt the Bombers with.

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but wouldn't yankees fans just answer back with 1923, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1977, 1978, 1996, 1998, 1999, and 2000?

5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and when i described the white sox as "lowly," i meant it in the fiscal sense. my point was that if the yankees are "overpaid," then so are the red sox, by definition.

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and when i described the white sox as "lowly," i meant it in the fiscal sense. my point was that if the yankees are "overpaid," then so are the red sox, by definition.

5:11 PM  
Blogger copy editor said...

That is all fine and good, Yanks Anon, but let's stop arguing Yankees/Sox on a POLITICAL blog. I am happy for Ervin Santana because I believe we're seeing another star emerge in baseball. Now, click on my Google ads and send me shinny quarters because you are arguing baseball in my comment section and it is a tiny bit ridiculous. :-)

5:14 PM  

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