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Re: Nominating Kofi’s successor

By on 6.5.06 | 4:03PM

For the ability to create a non-stop ineffectual flap: Larry Summers, with a close second going to Joycelyn Elder. To transform the organization: Paul Tagliabue.

Re: Nominating Kofi’s Successor

By on 6.5.06 | 2:15PM

Yassir Arafat? Mickey Mouse? Ok, the UN is a fictional force for peace. At this rate, we'll be nominating every fictional character, even Lindsay Graham. Why not Tony Soprano? He'd at least hold UN employees accountable for job performance.

Before Kofi Leaves…

By on 6.5.06 | 1:17PM

Ok, our "name the Sec Gen" effort is well under way. But before we say goodbye to ol' Kof, he's got another shot to take at us: he's written an op-ed in the WSJ on immigration that's taken from John McCain's talking points on the Senate bill. Anyone who is lacking reasons to defeat the Senate sludge should think: when was the last time Kofi endorsed something that was good for America?

Re: Nominating Kofi’s Successor

By on 6.5.06 | 12:50PM

Early leaders: Ray Nagin and Eliot Spitzer. Keep 'em coming folks. And don't forget our pals from abroad. I'm thinking about Al-Jazeera's spokesman: Jihad Ballout. (No, I'm not making that name up. My imagination ain't that good.)

Re: Nominating Kofi’s Successor

By on 6.5.06 | 11:45AM

Dear Lady G: Who could possibly forget Little Billy? And I have to add to the rules: anyone who nominates any suitable nitwit has to give the best reasons for the nom. And I hereby disqualify Harriett Miers. We don't need another round of reasons why she shouldn't get an elevated post.

Governor Moonbeam

By on 6.5.06 | 11:22AM

Is running for California attorney general. Pot heads everywhere cheer, as he may bring the same zeal to that office as he brought to prosecuting drug crimes in Oakland.

RE: Nominating Kofi’s Successor

By on 6.5.06 | 11:10AM

Jed: You forgot about our dear, dear friend, Mr. Bill Clinton, former president of the United States, and all-around friend to the world. He'll be done with his latest book by then, and should be looking for something to do, sans any further global warming crises.

Nominating Kofi’s Successor

By on 6.5.06 | 10:58AM

The UN is inviting its members to submit nominations of candidates to succeed Kofi Annan as Secretary General. So why should they have all the fun?

Please post your nominations in the comments section. To give you a head start, how about some of these folks for the next Sec Gen?

Alec Baldwin

Noam Chomsky

Michael Moore

Kojo Annan

Cindy Sheehan

Howard Dean

You get the idea. Fire away. I'll pick a winner at week's end.

Maplequeda and NSA?

By on 6.5.06 | 10:40AM

Because no one else wants to talk about this we must. The RCMP arrests of some 17 Canadian al-Q wannabes was based on the Canadian Secret Intelligence Service - their equivalent of the NSA - monitoring of e-mails between suspects and international connections, and among the suspects in Canada.

More proof that it works. Are you listening, Sen. Specter?

Addled Addict

By on 6.5.06 | 10:37AM

Patrick Kennedy exits rehab, and heads straight for a Brown University forum on addiction. Is driving school next?