Good Morning Blogistan! Once again it's Alex, from Martini Revolution, guest-hosting the round-up this week. Hard to believe that Wednesday is already here, and no death threats from the blogosphere!! Lots of activity on the internets, and through judicious use of the Google I've found some items which may be of interest to you all.
Right Blogostan's 5-minute hate for Sandy Berger is now long forgotten, as the wingnut hatestorm engulfs young Graeme Frost, who, it seems, had the temerity to ask for more gruel, or something. Digby seems to think the problem with the Right is anatomical, and when you smell fetid compost, Rush Limbaugh is sure to be nearby. And while we're on the subject, here's a SCHIP Haiku.
On to the GOP presidential race!! What is it with Rudy Giuliani and 9/11, any way? Carl sees him as a Nader. Maybe a 9/11-obsessed one? As All Hallow's Eve approaches, Richard Nixon reaches from the grave to say something "nice" (well, for Nixon) about Fred Thompson. And a new article in Rolling Stone discusses McCain, about whom there is no record of Nixon saying anything nice, and his misguided loyalty.
The Washington Post ran a story on how the White House leak of Osama's latest video compromised intelligence gathering efforts. Was the White House playing Fear Factor? Does Osama at large serve some kind of purpose? What about an investigation? *Whew!* The White House denies leaking the video. I guess that settles that. . . I was worried for a second that our leaders don't know what the hell they're doing.
Don't complain too much about that little SNAFU, though, or you might be renditioned overseas to a CIA prison and have no legal recourse if they finally realize you're not a terrorist and some day let you out. As the Supreme Court decides you have no legal rights if you're tossed in a dungeon, Glenn wonders how many of your remaining rights the Democrats plan to toss under the bus by extending the administration's warrantless wiretapping?
While we're talking about civil rights, David E. has a difference of opinion with AMERICAblog's John Aravosis over leaving out the "T" in "LBGT" in proposed employment legislation. Maybe they should turn to an expert, like John Tanner, head of the Department of Justice's civil rights voting division? Or on second thought, maybe not.
Thanks to all who sent links, and sorry if I couldn't get to them all. If you'd like to drop a note about an item, please email alexde AT gmail DOT com.