Been gone for the last three days (work related) and haven't really had time to post anything, and am frankly too tired to do much right now, but I did want to add a belated comment about Donald Rumsfeld's final bow.
It just seems...off. Bush waiting until after the election to can the douchebag, instead of before, when it might have staved off some anti-Republican votes? No, there's no way Rove and Cheney could be that far off. Dumping Rummy at that stage has a stink of desperation, and that's one thing you wouldn't expect from these guys.
So are they that desperate? Or do they just want people to think that?
I can't help but believe that these guys have something up their sleeves. The absolute certainty with which they proclaimed the Democrats wouldn't take over congress...they had to know. So maybe their arrogance was just a prelude to feigned surprise, to draw the perpetually clueless Democrats in, and then...
Yeah, there's a certain sense of conspiracy to this line of thinking, but that doesn't mean it isn't true. And in any event, please appreciate that I got through this whole thing without a single Star Wars reference.