Monday, December 17, 2007

Uncle Teddy on FISA

"The President has said that American lives will be sacrificed if Congress does not change FISA. But he has also said that he will veto any FISA bill that does not grant retro-active immunity. No immunity, no FISA bill. So if we take the President at his word, he's willing to let Americans die to protect the phone companies."

Well Duh!

Iowa's First Lady endorses Edwards

Although it might not make the national headlines that Joe Lieberman's endorsement of McMaverick have been garnering, John Edwards has just received the endorsement of Iowa's First Lady, Mari Culver.

And, although it's not an endorsement, Paul Krugman's Op-Ed in today's New York Times is about a close to an endorsement of Edwards as you can get without just coming out and saying it.

Of Obama, Krugman notes that "in an important sense, he has in effect become the anti-change candidate."

Krugman's piece, of course, comes in the wake of a number of articles on the shortcomings of Obama's healthcare plan, as well as his use of republican frames like "The Social Security Crisis." But this column seems to me to also be a response to yesterday's column by Frank Rich, who seesm enamored of Obama's Hope Campaign.

For the record, I do like a lot about Obama, but I prefer Edwards's plan for change to Obama's hope for change.

Joe Lieberman Endorses McMaverick

The Connecticut for Lieberman Party has just endorsed Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

Lying. Pandering. Sack. Of. Shit.

Joe thinks McCain is his ticket to the VP slot. Seems obvious, cynical and utterly Lieberman to me. Soon he will be totally irrelevent.