Sunday, October 01, 2006

So where's the "tipping point"?

Have we already reached it?

By "tipping point" of course, I mean the point at which the public gets fed up enough with Republicans and their hypocrisy, scandal, lies and, oh yeah, THEIR WAR..and vote straight ticket Democratic.

We've had six years of demonstable lies and prevarications from this administration mixed in with one scandal after another. There have been so many scandals, in fact, that we've forgotten half of them. Do you remember the Ground Zero Air Quality Scandal? How about the "Bush was wired for the debates" scandal? What about Jeff Gannon? What about the Downing Street Memo? Teh WMD lies?


There have been so many we've forgotten.

But this week has been a loulou for scandals. In just the past week, we've seen:

The leaking of the NIE that lays bare the truth about the effect of the Iraq invasion on the Global War on Terror (GWOT) In case you didn't see it, it says that invading Iraq made it worse instead of better...prompting the epitome of Bush Administration Diplomatic logic, John Bolton, to comment, "Sure it's worse. Violence in the Pacific INCREASED after Japan bombed Pearle Harbor, didn't it?"

Then there's the release of Bob Woodward's new book, State of Denial, in which he outlines how Bush locks out anybody who disagrees with any assessment of Iraq that doesn't fit what he, Rummy and Cheney want it to be. Damaging....very, very damaging. ...almost enough to redeem Bob Woodward in my eyes.

And now, breaking just in time for the weekend Congressman Foley, Chairman of the commission of Missing and Exploited Children, resigns from Congress amid charges that he has had "inappropriate" contact with an underage, male Congressional Page....


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