President Bush has been doing his best to remind the American people that he's still around, and what better way to do that than to throw a few hissy fits? As Keith Olbermann says on today's Countdown, from the tone of Bush's voice, it sounds like he's just given up. The president is once again chiding House Democrats for drafting new FISA legislation that does not include amnesty for telecommunications companies who illegally spied on Americans, calling those companies - "patriotic." Right.
Rachel Maddow joined Keith and as always, her analysis is spot on. She points out that President Bush was willing to veto the safety of the American people all in the name of protecting corporations and himself from prosecution. They also touch on the "resignation" of Admiral Fallon and how it was obviously a shot across the bow of anyone in the Pentagon who wants to be a real patriot and save the country from launching another unprovoked war against a sovereign nation.
Maddow:"The other part of this strategy is that they're using a biplane to fly a picture of Eric Shinseki around the Pentagon to remind everybody what happens when people don't toe the line and do something that's right instead of what the President wants."