Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Live Nude Journalists!

David, I'm blown away! Is there gonna be a book? You really opened my eyes with that piece on McCain.

Here's a blurb for the back jacket:

Muddy Mo: "The significance of Ignatius' courage is irrefutable. His political insights have no parallel in modern journalism. ...feel the rumbling diesel of the "Straight Talk Express" as you turn each page!"

Dave, here's a book tour tip: Make Russert think you're gonna do Stephanopoulos first. Ole Russ'll personally shine your shoes befoe your segment. I'm not kidding!

Monday, May 01, 2006

Double or Nothing is Not a Foreign Policy

TPM has a primer on what he expects to see from the White House this fall.

Would they really try to go to the well one more time with a pre-emptive war? This time they would have the advantage that the target has admitted they have enriched uranium. With no need to gin up a disinfo campaign around aluminum tubes and documents from Niger, they would be free to stretch their legs with some really imaginative propoganda.

Still, I don't think it is likely. Sure, they will try to wimpify the Dems everytime one of them suggests we negotiate with Iran. But, the GWOT pre-emptive war bandwagon won't be road worthy in time for the November elections.

(Proviso: No new terrorist attack on US soil. Sad to think that a nation who has spent over a trillion dollars on defense in the last decade, could have the outcome of it's national elections turned upside down by a few strategically placed jihadists.)