"With Hurricane Subpoena bearing down on Capitol Hill, veteran GOP spin masters Mark Corallo and Barbara Comstock are hitching their wagons to help Republicans fight the storm and — well, sure — rake in some dough.hysterical.
Corallo and Comstock are forming the crisis management firm Corallo Comstock, Inc. They aim to open shop on Jan. 1, just before the new Democratic chairmen will start banging their gavels and demanding information from the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue.
“Just in time for subpoena season,” Corallo told HOH."
* Dr Elsewhere at Cannon's place finally(!) has her interview with Liz DeLaVega about her new book. read it. here's a snippet :
EDLV: The law is very clear on this point: It's not up to the public to track down all the falsehoods. There is no caveat emptor when it comes to what public servants say and present to the public. It's the responsibility of those in office, who've taken that oath, to do due diligence. This is different from those things that government officials genuinely cannot tell the public for national security reasons or such. But that differs significantly from deliberately misleading the public and telling flat out lies, where it becomes a crime. The whole thing, not just the lies, but the various other types of deceit that work together to make up the fraud. Most people are smart enough to know they can't just flat out lie and get away with it, so they carefully craft those half-truths and misrepresentations that leave out the important - but unhelpful for them - information. For instance, Bush's statement in his SOTU address in January of 2003, those sixteen words claiming that Britain had information about Iraq seeking uranium from Africa. It's a technically accurate statement; Britain had received such information, but Bush was fully on notice regarding the many misgivings expressed by experts in the field about the quality of that information. He was again not sharing all the details necessary for the Congress and the American people to make an informed decision."
* wapo A1:
"Opium production in Afghanistan, which provides more than 90 percent of the world's heroin, broke all records in 2006, reaching a historic high despite ongoing U.S.-sponsored eradication efforts, the Bush administration reported yesterday.there's no mention of Turkey in the article
In addition to a 26 percent production increase over past year -- for a total of 5,644 metric tons -- the amount of land under cultivation in opium poppies grew by 61 percent. "
* clemons has a plan to save us all from the evil iranian regime:
"Credibly Challenging Iran: A Coordinated Plan to Get Oil Below $40/Barrel"riiiight. and i guess we add $1/gallon tax on american consumers to give to the saudis so that they are revenue neutral.