January 30, 2008

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From the "You'll Never Learn" file: First up on yesterday's edition of Bushed!, Keith Olbermann recounts the fact we told you yesterday that Bush signed a signing statement in conjunction with the Defense Authorization bill ensuring that we will keep permanent bases in Iraq. Next up is news that Office of Special Counsel Chief Scott Bloch has sent a letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey claiming that the DoJ is impeding his investigation into Mukasey's predecessor Alberto Gonzales's firing of the eight U.S. Attorneys. Quelle surprise! And finally, what Olbermann terms "Terry Gilliam-gate" as a reference to the bureaucratic nightmare of the movie Brazil, but just seems like a ridiculously cheap and stupid way to make oversight more difficult to me, the White House has announced that rather than providing free copies of the budget as a courtesy, the 2,142 page budget is now available online or for purchase for $200. Cheesy.

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