“Our leadership doesn’t want us to add grease to any fires,” says a moderate Democrat House member. “They’re more than willing to let Conyers and the other committees doing investigations throwing red meat to our base, but they don’t want anything else to make news. They’re more afraid of being a ‘do something’ Congress than a ‘do nothing’ Congress.”
Quietly House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is attempting to organize a series of international trips during August to undercut the Bush Administration’s foreign policy, but has been trying to clear the calendar of any major legislative action, hoping that the fall session, with major moves on Iraq in play, will bring a wealth of pro-Democrat momentum.p> PHONE SEX br> Word is that lawyers from NBC have been working behind the scenes with the so-called “Washington Madam,” whose phone records recently ensnared Louisiana Sen. David Vitter . It’s not clear why, given that ABC News had been the prime news source for the documents, and the madam, Deborah Jeane Palfrey , recently posted a number of documents on the Internet after the judge’s injunction was lifted. /p>
“Office scuttlebutt is that it’s not so much the documents, but some phone numbers that are in the documents that have their attention,” says an NBC News employee in New York. “That’s all we’re hearing.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online