Countdown: Bushed! The Bush Administration's Scandals Du Jour

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The saddest thing about these Bushed! segments is that I think that Keith Olbermann could fill his entire hour with them every day and still not run out of material. On Friday's edition, in the first story, we find that Democratic Senator Dick Durbin may indeed have found some calcium deposits that maybe...just maybe...the beginnings of a spine. In reaction to Attorney General Michael Mukasey's inability to answer some basic questions on the rule of law, Durbin has suggested that the Senate may not have the ability to confirm Mark Filip for Deputy Attorney General. Hear that, Mukasey? No answers, no deputy.

And then there is the story that no Republican proudly trumpeting the success of the surge (hello, McCain!) will ever admit. The much heralded law to reintroduce Ba'athists into the Iraqi government will likely not be ratified, according to the Iraqi Presidency Council. So I guess it's back to the drawing board.

Finally, we have Richard Boucher, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, who when asked by Sen. Russ Feingold if we've ignored Pakistan and Afghanistan over Iraq used a typical Bush Administration tone-deaf response:

Sir, I mean, which of your kids do you like best?

How about the one that doesn't cause the deaths of children of so many other citizens?


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