Joe Claus Is Left Nearly Speechless
Just when Bush was hoping to get wall-to-wall weekend news coverage of the latest "purple finger" election in Iraq, he instead has to dance away from the crash and burn of the Patriot Act extension and his own illegality in authorizing domestic spying by the NSA...By the way, how inept is Bill Frist anyway? Did he not know that at least a half-dozen of his own caucus were going to barf up opposition to the Patriot Act today? Did he or his staff not read the NYT this morning and see that it was the wrong day to push through anything that pissed on the Bill of Rights?
Go read the whole thing. Have you ever seen any summary so elegant? How can anybody say more? Then check out the action at Kos, Captain's Quarters, My DD, and Atrios. Ed Morrisey of Captain's Quarters deserves a special intelligence and integrity medal for taking the matter head on in a quarter of the Blogsphere which has so far been very quiet, even about the purple finger victory of the Iraqi people, which, so far, appears to be lasting and real. Godspeed to them.
Democracy has won a victory in Iraq. Do you think that finally it might win one here?