From Joe Coscarelli at Press Clips (blog) at the village VOICE:
As interest in Anthony Weiner’s penis and the dirty messages that brought it out to play begins to wane, we focus instead on the media coverage of Anthony Weiner, thereby proliferating Anthony Weiner coverage. Hm! It’s a conundrum, especially for those who go on television to proclaim, “The degree of piling on: the way it hijacks cable news, the way it hijacks the morning shows, the way it is all over the Internet says to me that we are more interested in covering salacious topics than matters of the economy, on matters of war and peace,” while simultaneously writing for a news organization doing just that. Oh, hello there — Howard Kurtz, is that you? Why yes, it is.
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From TALKING POINTS MEMO:
John Yoo says President Obama is too afraid of the politics of Guantanamo Bay to capture and interrogate terrorists.
The former George W. Bush administration lawyer, Yoo wrote the infamous torture memos used to justify the “enhanced interrogation techniques” that were a central legacy of Bush’s Global War On Terror. He now says that the killing of Osama bin Laden will go down in history as one of President Obama’s biggest national security fails.
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And now, for something completely different.
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I was a little sentimental, as I sometimes get at the end of the year, and I thought a little retrospective sing-along might be in order.
To the tune of My Way, written by Revaux and Claude François, English words by Paul Anka, as performed by Francis Albert Sinatra:
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From The Times-Picayune:
WASHINGTON — The woman accused of being the “D.C. Madam” plans to call Sen. David Vitter, R-La., as a defense witness, her attorney said in court Monday as the high-profile racketeering and money-laundering trial got under way.
Vitter’s name is among those listed as potential witnesses at the outset of the trial of Deborah Jeane Palfrey, 52, who ran a $250-per-hour escort service that the government says was a front for prostitution. Palfrey has said her business was a legitimate escort service and her employees signed contracts stating that they would not do anything illegal.
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And not one ‘Atta Boy! for being so much more thrifty than Eliot Spitzer! What kind of values does this country have?
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From Ellis Henican at Newsday:
All that’s left is the rock and roll.
Sex? Drugs? What else can David Paterson cop to now? That he played guitar in a garage band when he was growing up in Hempstead?
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Dr. Laura Schlessinger has never been one to shrink from controversy, and she leaped headlong into one on Monday when she said that if a husband cheats, his wife may share some of the blame.
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