Thursday, August 17, 2006

CIA-leak case flared

* reuters:
" A lawyer plans to use a legal precedent that allowed President Bill Clinton to be sued while in office to force Vice President Dick Cheney and presidential adviser Karl Rove to testify in a lawsuit brought by former CIA operative Valerie Plame and her husband."
- spearately, from the same piece, this is an odd formulation:
"The CIA-leak case flared after Wilson accused the administration of leaking his wife's name to the media after he criticized the government in a New York Times opinion piece."
it'll be interesting to see if there's a pattern of journos moving away from the purported causality.

* omg - watching the brithume team discuss Lamont's WSJ op-ed was just about the funniest tv i've seen all week.

* froomkin:
"When it comes to Iraq in particular, Bush has no interest in engaging in genuine dialogue with people who disagree with him -- even though polls suggest those people now represent a large majority of the American public.

He has no interest in actually arguing the merits of his approach, or substantively defending against the increasingly focused critique by congressional Democrats.

Rather, he describes his approach in platitudes, and uses inflated rhetoric to mock the made-up arguments of imaginary opponents. He counts on the skillful use of imagery and human backdrops to deliver his very simple core message -- "I am protecting you" -- without actually making his case.

He hides behind the presidency."

* atrios:

"Blogspot seems to be having problems with Firefox and not dishing up new content when you reload the page. I don't know why this happens, but when it does you can hit ctrl-reload a couple of times to get a real reload. Tell your friends..."

9 comments:

Don said...

"Blogspot seems to be having problems with Firefox and not dishing up new content when you reload the page. I don't know why this happens, but when it does you can hit ctrl-reload a couple of times to get a real reload. Tell your friends..."

Noticed that in the last couple of days, and not just with Blogspot. Holding [Shift] while clicking the Reload button will also fetch the page (with any fresh content) from the server.

lukery said...

"not just with Blogspot"

hmmm - that's odd. from memory there was a new version of firefox recently - but they don't appear to have rushed out a new version to fix the problem.

Rimone appears to have had some probs too (with my site at least) - she uses a mac.

rimone said...

yep, the last few days were cool over here but today i had to hit 'reload.'

i'm glad it's not just me. :-)

LeeB said...

It's not just you. And it's not just FireFox. AAAANNDDD, it's not just this site. The same thing was happening at The Washington Note. How weird. I thought it was just my machine or connection because I've had some *issues* with DSL and it's 4-yr-old modem during the last few days.

My carefully considered opinion: poltergeists.

lukery said...

"My carefully considered opinion: poltergeists."

LeeB - if i could count the ways that you make me days better than they'd otherwise be...

thnku

damien said...

It could be because they're trying to transport their database over to Google and a new format.

LeeB said...

WHO is trying to transport their database . . . the poltergeists?!

Thanks, Luke . . . [blushing!]

rimone said...

continue blushing, LeeB--i totally second what Lukery said above. and yeah, THANK YOU.

LeeB said...

Aw, shucks, you guys . . .