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August 01, 2003
And again

al-Quaida might strike again, but we're busy dying in Iraq so it looks like it's up to airport security to protect us. It's rather a pity that this Administration, after federalizing airport security employees, wound up having to lay about 40,000 of them off because they didn't have the money to pay them, isn't it? But that's okay, because the Administration is all over it. Wolfowitz has assured us that, "the peace in Iraq is now the central battle in the war on terror" so we can all sleep more soundly, can't we?

I mean, as long as neither we nor anyone we care about is planning to get on a plane in the next couple of years.

What do you know. A USofA corporation might be held accountable for its bad behavior overseas! Is holding the USofA government accountable for the state of things in places like Guantanamo next? (Don't hold your breath on that one.)

On a more serious note, astronomers are beginning to suspect that most of the universe went over to the dark side a long time ago. (Okay, it wasn't serious, and it was a science-geek link, but once I'd thought of it, I couldn't resist saying it.)

In the "weird beyond weird" category, apparently Hussein did, in fact, bury things he wanted to keep hidden. Things like jets. I guess if you live in a desert, you're a little stuck for places where a MIG won't stand out like a sore thumb.

Is Congress developing a spine?

Would you vote for Gore if he were persuaded to run? I mean, he's not exactly a progressive, but he's pretty liberal in a lot of areas. Like the environment. He's entirely sound on the environment. And on abortion. Now that we know all of those bad stories about him we heard during the last campaign were just media creations to boost ratings and interest in a lackluster presidential race, he might look better to a lot of previously undecided voters, don't you think? (If only we could be sure that Average Voter has, in fact, discovered that Gore's "lies" were nothing of the sort.)

I think it's good to keep considering all of the Democratic candidates right now. We have what I consider to be a unique opportunity to evaluate their responses to a wide variety of situations over the next six months or so.

Posted by AnneZook at 10:35 AM