Thursday, May 17, 2007

Wolfowitz ha resignado!*

Update: Replacement speculation is running wild. Yesterday, the hot rumor was Tony Blair; today, Atrios thinks it'll be this guy.

* - Spanish for "I am the niƱo."

This is really neat:

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) stood before the refrigerated section of the Safeway on Capitol Hill yesterday and looked longingly at the eggs.

At $1.29 for a half-dozen, he couldn't afford them.

Ryan and three other members of Congress have pledged to live for one week on $21 worth of food, the amount the average food stamp recipient receives in federal assistance. That's $3 a day or $1 a meal. They started yesterday.
It's a shame that only four Members were willing to try it, but it sure makes those four look pretty good. A tip of the hat to Jim McGovern, Jo Ann Emerson, Tim Ryan, and Jan Schakowsky.

Update: Ryan didn't make it the full week.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

MSNBC on Falwell's importance to the White House, courtesy of the fine folks at TPM:

For some reason, this struck me as very funny:

In a one-page letter to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, McNulty said he will leave his post in late summer because of the "financial realities" brought on by "college-age children and two decades of public service."

McNulty, 49, said in an interview that the political tumult over the prosecutor dismissals -- including his role in providing inaccurate information to Congress -- did not play a part in his decision. He said he has not lined up a job but is considering his options<.
If you're going to lie about why you're resigning, at least take the time to come up with a logically consistent excuse.

Update: Jon Stewart caught it, too.

Monday, May 14, 2007

I'll tell you what: this John Edwards fellow, I think he's going places.