Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Today's thoughts

I have so much to say about the Petraeus/SFRC standoff yesterday, and about the brutally cynical Bush administration's use/abuse of such public servants as Petraeus and Colin Powell, that I don't know where to start.

Lieberman, whose "questioning" (i.e. bootlicking) yesterday was mercifully truncated by WBUR's 4:00pm news, has nothing left. He's a caricature of a groveling republican.

Have you been listening to the Washington Journal callers on c-span lately? Post-9/11, the republican callers have been mainly knee-jerk Bush loyalists. If you go by the tone of c-span callers, the worm has turned. Democrats are livid, but the republican callers are only slightly less so. As one said this morning, "We are sick of being lied to." Amen. I caught the tail end of Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA)'s appearance, which was followed by at least 4 callers berating Isakson for repeating the Bush administration lie about how we had to attack because Saddam was not allowing weapons inspectors into the country. The scales have fallen from the peoples' eyes. They may no longer be listening to whatever crap Bush has to say, but they are paying attention. This should be making republicans quake in their boots.

And speaking of boots, Camille Paglia led me this morning to this entrancing video of the Byrds singing "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better" on Hullabaloo back in 1965, (distractingly peppered with manic go-go dancers on NBC's "Hullabaloo!") I love that song, love the Tom Petty version too, but if you were not a young teen in 1965, this video will give you an idea of what it was like. Those little white go-go boots! Sigh.

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