If proven true (looks like it is), especially with those IMs, I hope Foley loses his freedom as well as his job.
The Spectacle Blog
The word is that Congressman Murtha takes to CNN in the 5 p.m. hour to defend himself. Interestingly, they did not call me.
For those of you who are around a TV or computer at quitting time, I will live-blog Murtha's appearance here.
Via Reason's Hit and Run we learn James Dobson is none too happy with some of Dick Armey's quotes in the new Ryan Sager book. And he can't very well be blamed for that. Obviously sentiments will vary across the libertarian-conservative spectrum, but on my own personal meter of Usefulness to Civilization, Armey dwarfs Dobson to a point of scale where you'd have to clone several dozen Dobsons to get within measurable range. Like I said, just my personal opinion.
My interview with Sager, incidentally, resides here.
For those of you who came directly to the blog, I urge you to check out Dave Holman's piece on the main site, which includes a never-before-seen 1980 videotape of a young Jack Murtha discussing bribes with undercover FBI agents as part of a sting in the Abscam investigation. Parental guidance suggested, as Murtha uses some, well, colorful language.