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reflections…

In the things I read, it’s widely assumed that Karl Rove is adept at voter manipulation, and that he has influenced elections in a variety of ways throughout his career. But the mechanism and the machinery required has been obscure, at least to me. Comes now the U.S. Attorney Scandal, and we’re suddenly given a […]

about time…

It’s official The U.S. Justice Department has notified Arkansas’s congressional delegation that Interim Eastern District U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin is resigning effective Friday, June 1. Jane Duke will become acting U.S. attorney. (This is the assistant in the office who the Justice Department once had said had to be passed over as an interim appointee because of […]

voter technology…

caging: The caging process involves obtaining a list of registered voters [that you don't want to vote]. They are then sent registered letters. The returned letters are used as evidence that that voter doesn’t exist in an attempt to have them removed from the voting roster [they could've refused to sign, or be a soldier […]

about Sara [not so much]…

The two emails below are the only ones with Sara Taylor’s name on them in the whole DoJ email dump. But her name is on six from the group of withheld emails in Kyle Sampson’s posession [what was that excuse for withholding emails?]: The first five are related to discussions about the firing of Bud […]

the day the music died…

   

Rove’s Brain?

Sara Marie Taylor (born September 15, 1974) is Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Political Affairs at the White House, making her one of George W. Bush’s top political aides. She currently reports to Karl Rove. Taylor is the daughter of Ray Taylor, a former Iowa state representative. She is a graduate of […]

Fitzgerald Again Points to Cheney … In Friday’s eminently readable court filing, Fitzgerald quotes the Libby defense calling his prosecution "unwarranted, unjust, and motivated by politics." In responding to that charge, the special counsel evidently felt obliged to put Libby’s crime in context. And that context is Dick Cheney. Libby’s lies, Fitzgerald wrote, "made impossible […]

it takes two…

Bush’s Monica Problem Goodling’s testimony last week was a soft sell. She did not seem like a cold-blooded commissar. On her Regent Law School Web site (class of ’99), she comes across as sweetly naive, hoping to make the world "a better place" and urging everyone to "smile." Under oath (and given immunity from prosecution), […]

hold on…

While I hate the fact that the Democrats failed to get the Iraq Bill we all wanted through the Bush Blockade, I’m not as discouraged as Cindy Sheehan of some of the bloggers. We’ve been walked on for six years – "we" being that heterogeneous group they call Liberals – "they" being… well you know […]

Thanks, Cindy…

Sheehan quits as face of US anti-war fight Cindy Sheehan, whose soldier son was killed in Iraq three years ago, said yesterday she was stepping down from her role as the figurehead of the US campaign against the war. "This is my resignation letter as the ‘face’ of the American anti-war movement," she wrote in […]