News items that shouldn't be missed
Couple things we didn't want to overlook from last week:O'Reilly: Abducted kid "liked" it (via Media Matters.)
Methodist ministers: Just say no to a Bush library at Southern Methodist University. Who needs a pile of old coloring books?
Is Wal-Mart selling non-organic as organic? Consumer fraud?
Robert Redford says Bush owes us an apology. He also owes us our country back
Bush at "weakest point of his presidency"
The Washington Post gives the backdrop of Bush's speech tomorrow night:
President Bush will deliver his State of the Union address on Tuesday at the weakest point of his presidency, with dissatisfaction over his Iraq war policies continuing to rise and confidence in his leadership continuing to decline, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
from The Carpetbagger Report
McCain can’t even find the goalposts
I recently suggested that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is in the process of moving the goalposts when it comes to his favored policy for troop escalation in Iraq. As of today, McCain’s only consistency is his willingness to be inconsistent.
Let’s take a look at McCain’s position over the last couple of months.
* Three months ago, McCain we should send 20,000 more troops to Iraq.
* Two weeks ago, McCain said 20,000 more troops aren’t enough.
* A day later, McCain said he wasn’t sure if 20,000 more troops would be enough.
* One week ago, McCain said 20,000 more troops are enough.
* And today, McCain is back to saying 20,000 aren’t enough again.
On NBC’s Meet the Press, McCain said, “I would have liked to have seen more” troops sent to Iraq. He added, “If it had been up to me,” more U.S. troops would be on their way into Baghdad.Remember, McCain’s principal selling points as a candidate are a) his “expertise” on military matters; and b) his consistency.
From Crooks and Liars
Picking a Jury is Hard Work
Murray Waas goes over the difficulties of the voir dire in the Libby Trial and the paradox that is Scooter Libby .
Pach wonders if the jury selection process is fair. Pach will be liveblogging again from the trial. We'll give you links when he puts them up.