Sunday, November 23, 2008

The fishwrap


President Barrack Obama’s cabinet is firming up, and Markos Moulitsas, the progressive firebrand at DailyKos, is not on the list. Aiming for a cabinet of rivals, Obama has included New York Senator Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State, an appointment that has caused some controversy in the progressive barracks. It is supposed that Hillary the warrior was chosen to prosecute Obama’s military ambitions in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the government of which – at least that portion of it that remains uncorrupted – is on shaky grounds. Arnaud-de-Borchgrave advises against a re-deployment of troops to Afghanistan and, along the way, provides a delicious quote from outgoing President George Bush: "I know you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize what you heard is not what I meant." Back home in Connecticut, the Journal Inquirer reports that leaders of the Connecticut Community Providers Association, a group of non-profit agencies that delivers the bulk of the state’s social services, has not yet turned itself into a bank so that it may retrieve funds from the $700 billion collected by Washington to aid in the nation’s economic recovery. The Waterbury Republican American reveals that in the age of Obama, race hustlers still are seeking to cause discord. And in Hartford – Why don’t we give it back to the Indians? – Mayor Eddie Perez’s administration is caught up in some complex single party one horse town political tousle involving former Executive Director Lancelot Gordon of the Hartford Housing Authority, Miniard Culpepper (real name), New England regional counsel for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Courtney Anderson, the former authority chairman ousted by Perez two years ago along with commissioners Angel Arce and Yolanda Castillo, and a partridge in a pear tree. Also, Sarah Palin has resurfaced to confound liberals everywhere by giving a press availability at a turkey processing plant just before Thanksgiving. Katy Kouric was not present.



Best commentary may be found here."Tell me, Arianna - have the turkeys stopped screaming?"
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