January 21, 2008

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Because keeping track of all the Bush White House scandals is a full time job, here is the latest edition of "Bushed!", courtesy of our friends at Countdown.

First up is the economy, where global markets reflected the fear and instability of the American market yesterday. Today is shaping up to be only slightly less volatile than expected due to the Fed cutting 75 basis points, proving as Bonddad dubbed it, the Fed is Wall Street's b*tch.

Next is the politicization of the military, which in BushWorld, is merely business as usual, but has taken even more overt and blatant tones of quid pro quo with the news that the Pentagon is considering Gen. David Petraeus for the top spot at NATO.

And finally, the disappeared emails that don't ever quite go away. It turns out that the "missing" emails that the administration claims it cannot furnish in response to FOIA and congressional subpoena requests are for some 473 business days, including (surprise, surprise!) 16 days from Vice President Dick Cheney's office. One of those sixteen days is September 20, 2003, the day the DoJ and FBI announced their investigation into who leaked Valerie Plame Wilson's identity. Quite a coinky-dink, isn't it?

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