Hitting the headlines


I haven’t been watching the political news as closely recently because I have much more important things (_i.e._ a newborn) to think about, and I don’t really need the constant drone of bad news and stupidity to string me out even further.

However, I have to say that I have mixed feelings about the recent developments in the Plame outing scandal. It looks like one person — Scooter Libby — is about to take the fall for the affair, and I’m wondering if that’s enough. Granted, he’s an important aide to Cheney, but still I wonder how far this has spread, and how much we’ll ever see. For a long time, the Bush administration has been harping on bringing integrity back to the government, but then we get the outing of undercover agents for political reasons. How is this an improvement over a stained dress or shady deals involving cows? And how does the Republican apologist drone of “Clinton! Clinton!” make any of this any better? Clinton isn’t president any more, Bush is. And his corruption is affecting this country right now.

At any rate, I’m glad Tim Russert showed clips of Bush in 2000 and 2004 talking about integrity in government.

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