Notes on Political Venality, Pomposity and Associated Stupidity.

Saturday, December 08, 2007


Larry Craig is still in the Senate.
David Vitter is still in the Senate.
Just didn't want you to forget just how corrupt and dishonorable that august body is....
Charles Barkley may be right when he said "I'm no role model," but I don't want my kids emulating anyone in government, either.

I predict that CIA TapeGate will unravel quickly, and will give Bush another chance (ala Irv Libby) to pardon someone in his employ, who, it seems, did the Prez a favor by destroying evidence of high-level malfeasance.  

Isn't it amazing just how often torture is being discussed and parsed?  What's wrong with that picture?  Mukasey fiddled and fussed and obfuscated and the Senate gave him a pass.  Makes me proud.

In Pittsburgh, new taxes are welcoming revelers at holiday time.  Seeing few other options, and without a solid, dependable source of funding for mass transit, Allegheny County instituted a 10% tax on poured drinks and an additional tax on rental cars...just to help keep the buses running.  Onorato, who is clearly on the Governor Track, probably didn't want to do this, as it will be used against him ("Tax and spend") when the time comes for TV ads.  Someone has to explain to me why we can't find a way to pay for the Port Authority, but we can build three new sports arenas over the course of ten years.    I can't wait for gas to go to $5.00 a gallon....that'll change a lot of minds.