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DiFi: “You don’t write, you don’t call…”

From The Washington Post:

President-elect Barack Obama said yesterday that he has selected a “top-notch intelligence team” that would provide the “unvarnished” information his administration needs, rather than “what they think the president wants to hear.”

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On Capitol Hill, Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence were still stewing over Obama not consulting them on the choice before it was leaked Monday and continued to question Panetta’s intelligence experience. Vice President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. acknowledged that the transition team had made a “mistake” in not consulting or even notifying congressional leaders, and Obama telephoned committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and her predecessor, Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), yesterday to apologize.


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Tele-con

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President George W. Bush won a test vote in the U.S. Senate on Thursday on his demand that any telephone company that participated in his warrantless domestic spying program receive immunity from lawsuits.

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What Are You Hidin’, Hayden?

From the Guardian Unlimited:

The CIA destroyed video evidence of the coercive interrogation of al-Qaida operatives held under its secret rendition programme in order to shield agents from prosecution, it was revealed yesterday.


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The New Lieberman

From The Hill:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) vote to move the stalled nomination of Judge Leslie Southwick this summer made Republicans more willing to work with her on another important issue: an anti-gang bill that she had worked on for over a decade.

Before Feinstein surprised her fellow Democrats and liberal advocacy groups by casting the key vote in committee for Southwick in August, it did not appear the conservative nominee would reach the Senate floor.

DiFi is just full of surprises lately, none of them good.

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Tortured Logic

From The New York Times:

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 — President Bush, reacting to a Congressional uproar over the disclosure of secret Justice Department legal opinions permitting the harsh interrogation of terrorism suspects, defended the methods on Friday, declaring, “This government does not torture people.”


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Gangs are Roaming the Halls of Congress!!!!!!

Just when you think that things are bad in D.C., we find out it’s worse than we thought!! Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testified today before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Well, I use the word testified loosely, as he mostly obfuscated and tried to dodge the questions. One area that the senators delved into was the Gonzales/Andrew Card visit to former Attorney General John “Make-the-Eagle-Sore” Ashcroft when he was post-operative and sedated in intensive care. Al Fredo finally cleared up any confusion by explaining that he, then Chimpy’s George W. Bush’s White House counsel, and Card had cooked up a big pot of chicken soup for Ashcroft and wanted to deliver it to him before it got cold. Oh, that and to have the loopy-on-meds Ashcroft sign off on an illegal warrantless wiretapping program. I’ll let The Arizona Republic tell you about it:

In May, former Deputy Attorney General James Comey testified that Gonzales and then-White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card had pressured Ashcroft in March 2004 to reauthorize the program as Ashcroft lay gravely ill in a hospital bed.
Comey said the Bush administration ran the program without the Justice Department’s approval for up to three weeks in 2004, nearly triggering a mass resignation of the nation’s top law enforcement officials.
Gonzales said the hospital visit had taken place only after the so-called “Gang of Eight” top congressional and intelligence committee leaders from both parties had told him to proceed with the program despite Comey’s opposition.

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See what I mean!! Gangs in Congress!!!! Poor Gonzy! I would have been scared, too, faced with this bunch of hooligans:
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The Gang of 8 (clockwise from top left: Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Jane Harman (D-CA), Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Porter Goss (R-FL), Tom Daschle (D-SD), Tom Delay (R-LeavenworthTX), Bill Frist (R-TN), Pat Roberts (R-KS)
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John McCain Strolling the Sweet Streets of Baghdad…

Grab your coat and get your hat,
Though someone blew up your doorstep,
Life can be so sweet,
On the Sunni side of the street!

Just ignore the pitter-pat,
Of the constant rifle firings,
Don’t accept defeat,
On the Sunni side of the street!

I used to walk in the shade with my blues on parade,
But I’m not afraid…they armored over my Range Rover!

I think war is heaven-sent
(Unlike mean Jay Rockefeller),
There’s oil beneath my feet,
On the Sunni side of the street!

Oh, I’m so glad that Bush stayed with this bullshit charade,
See? I’m not afraid…I’m elected so I’m protected!

Now I’m home, but glad I went,
It showed I’m a big brave fella,
My photo op is now complete,
On the Sunni,
On the Sunni, Sunni side of the street!

The original song, On the Sunny Side of the Street (Music by Jimmy McHugh, with lyrics by Dorothy Fields)
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