Best of Blogs Round-Up: February 15, 2006
EDITED BY PIERRE TRISTAM/Candide's Notebooks
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Featured Blog I: Cheney Gang
Keep a Coffin Handy
James Wolcott /February 14, 2006
I have it on excellent authority that future Vice Presidential motorcades will include not only the ambulance that currently follows Mr. Cheney around wherever he weaves, but a state-of-the-art hearse in case he kills someone during recreation period and rapid removal and burial is required. The deathmobile will be driven by a young Republican chosen at random from Ken Mehlman's bobsled team. P.S. I wrote the above before the press conference where doctors informed the media that Harry Whittington had suffered a minor heart attack, and that birdshot had irritated his heart muscles. There goes Douglas Brinkley's "crack a few jokes at your expense" strategy, and it's interesting to see the tonal divisions at Fox News, where Brit Hume treated the last story last night with his usual lordly scoffing, only to run aground against the newest Fox all-star, Robert Novak, who said that this is serious and that it's troublesome for the White House because the coverup fits into the narrative of a secretive administration that feels it owes no one explanation.Read the rest...
Featured Blogger II: Tortured Lawyers
Department of Justice Memo Defends Cheney Shooting
JB, Balkanization /February 14, 2006