Does it bother anyone else that there never seems to be a lack of material for these Bushed! segments? It's amazing to me how the producers must actually have to pick from all the choices they have.
For Monday's edition we look at the letter written (.pdf) to Congress beseeching them to not consider telecom immunity--yeah, like they're listening to anyone but the White House fear mongering--written amazingly enough by a group representing some of the very companies that would benefit from said immunity. Wow, honor and standing for what's right...we haven't had a lot of that during these Bush years, have we?
Next up is Warren Buffett, the second richest man in America, who laughs at the overly rosy characterization by Bush and says sorry, we are actually in a recession:
Asked in an interview with the CNBC business television network whether he thought the economy was in a recession, Buffett responded: "I think it's clear. What isn't clear, is how far it goes."
"I see what's going on in terms of the wealth of Americans and how they feel about their houses, I see purchasing power decline, obviously when someone forecloses on a home, the purchasing power of that family is not going to be very much. I see unemployment increasing a little bit," Mr Buffett said.
And finally, we get the two most recent departures from the Bush Administration: VA Undersecretary of Benefits Daniel Cooper and Office of Public Liaison's Timothy Goeglein. Cooper has quit amid growing criticism of the backlog of VA and his stated preference for Bible study over any work, proving once again that to the Bush Administration, 'supporting the troops' is only a bumper sticker. Goeglein resigned after it was revealed that in addition to providing oh-so-important access to the religious right, Goeglein was also a serial plagiarist. What, was Ben Domenech not available?