From our spineless Speaker:
“Look,” she said, the chicken breast on her plate untouched. “I had, for five months, people sitting outside my home, going into my garden in San Francisco, angering neighbors, hanging their clothes from trees, building all kinds of things — Buddhas? I don’t know what they were — couches, sofas, chairs, permanent living facilities on my front sidewalk.” Unsmilingly, she continued: “If they were poor and they were sleeping on my sidewalk, they would be arrested for loitering, but because they have ‘Impeach Bush’ across their chest, it’s the First Amendment.”
Jonathan Chait with an excerpt of his book The Big Con:
I have this problem. Whenever I try to explain what’s happening in American politics-I mean, what’s really happening-I wind up sounding a bit like an unhinged conspiracy theorist. … So please give let me a chance to explain myself when I tell you the following: American politics has been hijacked by a tiny coterie of right-wing economic extremists, some of them ideological zealots, others merely greedy, a few of them possibly insane.
That would be a fantastic symbolic and actual change. Do it at midnight to symbolize regret/shame:
You’ve said the troops will be out of Iraq in 60 days, is that right? You better believe it.First thing we’ll do is blow up Abu Ghraib before we leave. And then we’ll blow up Guantánamo, so we can communicate to the world that we don’t torture people. We are Americans and we are going to be calling upon a higher moral standard than we’ve seen in the last 50 years.