December 31, 2008

New Years eve blogging

Just noticed some very interesting news items. First, is Alberto Gonzales' interview with the WSJ where he says he is one of the victims of the war on terror. Sigh.

Michael Tomasky has his top 19 bad Americans for the year. I agree with most on this list, and especially liked these two:
3 George Bush. There were years when he would have been higher - 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. I'll give him a slight pass for 2001, what with the attacks and all that. In those previous years, he stole an election, started an unnecessary war, lied about it, approved torture, let a great US city drown and so on. This year he merely presided over the bankruptcy of the global economy. Twenty days and counting.

2 Sarah Palin. Does she really deserve to be this high? Never in my adult lifetime has one politician so perfectly embodied everything that is malign about my country: the proto-fascist nativism, the know-nothingism, the utterly cavalier lack of knowledge about the actual principles on which the country was founded. So, heck, you betcha she does!

As for Bush, some of his ex-aides offer their own view of the obvious: that Bush's response to Katrina completely undermined his ability to govern. Assuming he had an ability before that, of course.

I guess the only good thing is that we are under 21 days to the end of this horrible administration.

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