Um, I'm not sure if I mentioned this, but I'M ON VACATION!
We'll be either in the air or sitting around waiting to get in the air much of the day, so this is probably it until, well, until I feel like it. I'm hoping to provide a few posts from over there. In the meantime:
Shimon Peres reminded Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that Iran could also be wiped off the map. Peres is a dove, but even Israeli doves are nobody to mess around with. Mahmoud's mash note to Bush isn't exactly an olive branch, but the soft multi-culti will still see this as Bush rebuffing a serious proposal for some kind of peace.
Zac Moussaoui has changed his mind and wants a do over. Uh, too late.
Porter Goss is gone, and Michael Hayden (Pittsburgh native and secret henchman for the Pentaveret) is in. What is either forgotten or lost is that the CIA was conceived as an intelligence gathering agency. It's main purpose was to prevent another Pearl Harbor. Well, they got that right. Hawaii is safe and sound. Captain Ed does his usual good work on the Hayden story, predicting an easier time at the hearings for the general.
Catholics are being urged to take legal action against the upcoming Da Vinci Code movie. At least there aren't any death threats. However, doesn't this seem like a bit of protesting too much? A two thousand year old institution feels threatened by a movie?
Domenique de Villepin's crack up continues in the wake of his ham-handed smear against Nicolas Sarkozy.
Bernard-Henri Levy's book about Daniel Pearl is set to become a movie. The producers want to change his killers from Islamic terrorists to Ken Lay, Dick Cheney and Barry Bonds.
Speaking of Bonds, his run for the home run title is getting more bizarre each day. His press conferences have the quality of a death watch, and the fans are showing up to boo and ooh. This has become a freak show and will be remembered as a sad episode for the once great sport of Baseball.
If you want to read something about a truly big baseball player, pick up David Marannis' new book about Roberto Clemente.
Joe Gandelman has a fine post on the man who proved that there indeed are second acts in American life. In the minor dust up over the latest stupid, and poorly written mess coming from Kos (how the hell did this guy get a book deal?) is might be smart for the Democrats to figure out how to nominate a candidate that could be elected. With the current administration circling the porcelain, and Republicans acting like legionnaires with a fistful of Washingtons, a Democrat that is strong on defense and just a tiny bit interested--and able--to cut spending would have a huge advantage. But Kos insists that his contingent knows what they're talking about. What is certain is that they know how to lose.
Meanwhile, Dave Schuler doesn't care yet again. Gee, Dave this is becoming chronic. You need a vacation. By the way, did I mention that I'm on vacation?
The Mufti in Egypt doesn't like Egyptian history. Wait for the next ancient statue to be blown up, and run for cover.
That's enough. We have to finish packing and get the dog to the kennel. Maybe I can rouse AQP to posting a bit. He's been in a funk since the Colbert affair. Take care everybody.