Thursday, April 21, 2005

What if the GOP Held a Fundraiser and Nobody Came?

Via The Carpetbagger Report:

On April 1st, the Wisconsin GOP held a fundraiser for gubernatorial candidate Mark Green and House candidate John Gard. They had a special guest, Speaker of the House Denny Hastert. 700 invitatations were issued. 15 people showed up.

I know Hastert's a figurehead, but 15 people? How funny, er, embarrassing, OK both.

He Said It

Verbatim from Think Progress:

The people do have a right to know:

“The time has come that the American people know exactly what their representatives are doing here in Washington. Are they feeding at the public trough, taking lobbyist-paid vacations, getting wined and dined by special-interest groups? Or are they working hard to represent their constituents? The people, the American people, have a right to know. I say the best disinfectant is full disclosure.”

– Rep. Tom DeLay, delivered on the House floor, November 1995

It's time to live up to your own words, Tom.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Clueless George

Via Carpetbagger Report:
George W Bush is was unaware of the changes in travel policy that his Administration has propsed that will require citizens to have passports to travel to and from Mexico and Canada, until he read it in the newspaper.

“When I first read that in the newspaper about the need to have passports,” Bush told a meeting of editors Wednesday, “I said, ‘What’s going on here?’ “

First, I thought he didn't read the paper. Second, who's running this country if George doesn't know something like that? What's going on here indeed?

Saturday, April 16, 2005

When the Facts Don't Fit the Ideology

Then hide the facts. According to Political Wire, the Bush Administration is ceasing publication of an annual report on international terrorism because it would show that there were more attacks last year than in any year since 1985, the first year the report was issued.

Typical Republican thinking. If you can't lie, obfuscate.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld "Honored"

From Science Blog via Boing Boing:

George W Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld have been "honored" by having species of slime-mold beetles named after them. According to Quentin Wheeler, the professor responsible for naming the beetles,

"We admire these leaders as fellow citizens who have the courage of their convictions and are willing to do the very difficult and unpopular work of living up to principles of freedom and democracy rather than accepting the expedient or popular,"

OK, if you say so. The choice of species seems terribly appropriate to me.

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