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February 12, 2005
News, Hard and Soft

So....what's happening on a Saturday?

It seems that if we want to understand the Bush Administration, we have to read Natan Sharansky's book. If Condi Rice was quoting it, it must be the approved Manual Of Style for the White House.

I didn't read the review closely, but skimming down the page, one line did stand out in defense of this theory.

The author shies away from hard questions.

That sounds familiar, doesn't it?

And then, the next paragraph.

He also offers neat formulas that seem a little pat. "When it comes to promoting democracy and human rights across the globe, the values and interests of the free world are one and the same," he writes. Cut to President Bush in his Inaugural Address last month: "The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world. America's vital interests and our deepest beliefs are now one."


The Nation's blogs are usually good reading. Yesterday's Daily Outrage was particularly good.

Editor and Publisher has an interview with "Gannon" up wherein the man admits nothing. I still think y'all are missing the point. The man is only half the story. The so-called "news organization" that employed him is also important. Still, the coverage goes on.

Seems like farmers in the tiny but unbelievably picturesque country of Liechtenstein have been told to stop letting their cows toke up during dinner. (Okay, joke there.)

Via TomPaine.com, I've bookmarked How To Talk To A Conservative for later reading.

And now, It's a beautifully sunny day, so 'm going out to Have A Life.

Posted by AnneZook at 10:45 AM