Friday, September 08, 2006

Bush: "The key for me is to keep expectations low"

* your preznit speaks:
"BUSH: Well, I'm reading about the battle of New Orleans right now. I've got an eclectic reading list.

"WILLIAMS: And now Camus?

"BUSH: Well, that was a couple of books ago. Let me look. The key for me is to keep expectations low."
(youtube here)

* tpmcafe:
"MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell is now saying that Clinton lawyer Bruce Lindsey told her that the Clinton camp will only be satisfied with a complete yanking of the series."

* 911pressfortruth:
"9/11 families and speakers TBA will join producers of a recently-released feature-length documentary "9/11: Press for Truth" at a press conference at 11AM on September 11th at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.. Participants will highlight a growing body of evidence calling into question the credibility of the 9/11 Report and will demand a new investigation by a new Congress into the attacks of September 11th. Participants will also briefly comment on the speeches of Commissioners Kean and Hamilton following their remarks at the luncheon at directly following the event.

The campaign and the film are an answer to the discredited ABC docu-drama Path to 9/11 and echo calls by Lou Dobbs and other prominent Americans, respected academics, and candidates such as Dr. Bob Bowman (FL-15) for a new investigation."
the first screening in nyc is now over. i'm anxiously waiting for the feedback. with any luck, they will get a massive boost from the pathto911 brouhahahahahahaha

* larisa (and amato) was on the Peter B Collins show (mp3- starts at 90min). Tony Trubiano (filling in) called Larisa 'one of the most important journalists in the country' - yay, larisa.

* jeff:
"That said, one of the interesting things is that Armitage has quite an interesting take on 1x2x6, which he seems to suggest made him think that perhaps beside what he'd done there was also a conspiracy. But he also identifies 1 as in the White House. (Has he been reading us? No, he's probably just a good reader of the WaPo.) Of course, that's exactly what you would expect him to say if in reality 1 was a pal from the State Department. Except: I doubt he would say something that contradicted his own testimony, and I suspect he was asked about 1x2x6 by Fitzgerald. And it's likely to come out at some point anyway, and Armitage didn't have to bring it up, could have kept quiet on the question."

* AP:
""Armitage said he considered coming forward late last month when a flurry of news reports identified him as the leak. But he said he did not want to be accused of trying to get the story out during the summer's slow news cycle.""

* jeff:
" If you go here, there is actually a bunch of material that is considerably more interesting than what CBS broadcast. First of all, if you go down to "Related Video," the "Eye to Eye: Armitage Opens Up" video is a considerably longer and more revealing portion of David Martin's interview with Armitage. I gotta say, he tells a persuasive tale (I think - see below for questions); and the very fact that he is so forthcoming, even at this late date, speaks volumes for the level of his integrity compared with Rove's."

* americablog:
"Senate Democratic leadership threatens Disney with legal and legislative sanctions
The Senate Democratic leadership just threatened Disney's broadcast license. Not the use of the word "trustee" at the beginning of the letter and "trust" at the end. This is nothing less than an implicit threat that if Disney tries to meddle in the US elections on behalf of the Republicans, they will pay a very serious price when the Democrats get back in power, or even before.

This raises the stakes incredibly for Disney."

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