January 21st, 2009

Apollo 4 on column of fire

Someone besides Melissa Etheridge who eventually grasped Barack Obama's offered hand

See http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2009/01/your_take_26.php

Perhaps my own irritation parallels that writer’s irritation over present-day Bush-bashing, although in my case I think it is more that I came to believe Nancy Pelosi et al. would be a more proper target of my and everyone else’s bashing. I cringe whenever I hear her praised by people who bash Bush for what Pelosi and friends allowed and effectively encouraged him to do.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

John Roberts screwing up the presidential oath

Just in case anyone is worried about John Roberts messing up the presidential oath, the twentieth amendment made Joe Biden and Barack Obama vice president and president precisely at noon Eastern Standard Time.

Anyway, Obama could pronounce the oath anytime he liked, with or without John Roberts’s assistance. ‘Yeah, yeah, I swear bla bla bla. Now bring me some bills to veto.’ :)
Apollo 4 on column of fire

Potential trouble for Bush

A bunch of people in the Seattle area are getting together to send copies of ‘The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder’ to district attorneys all over the country. They have the books and now need to raise the postage.

Interestingly, unlike with Bugliosi’s earlier writings about the coup of 2000, I am unaware of any attempted debunking of the book. When the case gets to the Supreme Court, I think we can count on Scalia and Thomas to rule in favor of Bush, simply because they are contemptuous, but we don’t really know whether this is true of Alito and Roberts, and the other five members are capable of being fair (though Kennedy isn’t very good at it, and supposedly authored the phony opinion in Bush v. Gore that he wasn’t brave enough to sign). Lower courts are less power-mad and thus less likely to rule for Bush. I think the main problem is going to be finding anyone willing to take on the case in the absence of support from ‘the Establishment’.