The prisoner in Alexandria: Jailed NYT reporter and Bush Admin stenographer Judith Miller receives more mail than the other prisoners in the Alexandria hoosegow, as well as celebrity guests like Tom Brokaw.
Poll: Approval of Bush in Iraq at 38%: An AP-Ipsos poll this week showed that just 38 percent of Americans approve of Bush’s handling of Iraq. A year ago, it was about even. Biggest drop is among younger suburban women and less-educated men. Since the latter are a key constituency of the President’s, that’s gotta hurt.
Murdoch to replace son Lachlan by adopting Roger Ailes: Rupert Murdoch’s son Lachlan famously quit his job as Daddy’s successor and returned to Australia. Now Defamer suggests that Rupert will adopt FNC head Roger Ailes and name him chairman of Fox TV group – but points out that “they might look funny in the three legged race” at the company picnic.
Matt Gaetz is just a shutdown-promoting asshat
Who wants to oust McCarthy if he works with Democrats.
But he needs the cooperation
Of the Democrat delegation,
So what do they do to Gaetz if HE works with Democrats?
“Because despite all the blather about Biden and Trump being the two most known ‘known quantities’ in politics, we actually don’t know how dangerous and destabilizing Trump might prove to be as his mind bends under the strain of an election and four indictments. … Or whether it’ll break entirely once he’s back in power and surrounded by the most obsequious fascist toadies he can find.”
“House Republicans are gleefully letting Donald Trump function as their chief political strategist at the expense of American families. Trump’s behavior is shameful, but unsurprising from someone who has demonstrated he couldn’t care less about the American people.”
— A spokesman for President Biden’s campaign hit House Republicans for heeding Donald Trump’s calls to dig in on a government shutdown if they don’t get “everything,” The Hill reports.
A new Monmouth poll finds that if the federal government does shut down, 43% of the American public will hold the Republicans in Congress most responsible while 27% will place the blame on President Biden and 21% will blame congressional Democrats.
President Joe Biden’s younger dog, Commander, bit another U.S. Secret Service agent at the White House Monday evening, the 11th known biting incident involving the 2-year-old German Shepherd, CNN reports.
A new Pew Research poll finds that 65% of Americans “say the way the president is elected should be changed so that the winner of the popular vote nationwide wins the presidency. …. A third favor keeping the current Electoral College system.”