So, until then, it's time to send another rosy greeting card to the world's dumbest politicos...
PROFILES IN ...UM...COURAGE?
WASHINGTON (ZP) -- Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) earns the top spot in this installment for her recent pissing contest with Capitol Police.
McKinney, void of any kind of visible Congressional ID, tried to sneak past a security checkpoint in the Capitol March 29. When an officer stopped her, she bitchslapped the guy with a cellphone.
For about a week she's been moving through the news-talk world, screaming about how she was simply a victim of racial profiling and had done nothing wrong. After a bit of pressure from Democratic leadership, she finally offered a haphazard apology for causing a ruckus, but still refuses to admit her mistake.
Racial profiling? Please. McKinney's histrionics are more about garnering publicity, a desperate attempt to spin a stupid mistake into something meaningful. Her actions may have possibly weakened the case for those with legitimate claims of institutional bigotry.
McKinney brazenly chose to walk past a metal detector because she believed she was too important to be bothered with silly things like the need to protect the nation's legislative branch from acts of terror. While the majority of House Dems were working to pitch their Homeland Security agenda, one of their own chose to undercut those efforts by being an asshole.
Honestly, if there's one group in America that should be targeted based on culture, it probably should be those in Congress. Imagine what they'd find if, say, Dennis Hastert had to empty his pockets into a plastic tray and go through security?
Capitol Police, Cynthia McKinney, Politics, Racial Profiling
- MORE -SILLY DICTATOR, TRIX ARE FOR KIDS
BAGDHAD (ZP) -- Good ol' Saddam Hussein. Who woulda thunk it? A homicidal dictator who spent decades massacring his own people can't come up with a decent defense?
So you're on trial for being one of the most brutal warlords of the last century. You're being forced to defend your orders to butcher Shiite villagers during the Dujail Massacre. The prosecution presents the court with photos of some of the children killed during the massacre and an overwhelming amount evidence.
Your defense? Blame the current Shia-controlled Interior Ministry and point out the human rights violations at Abu Gharib instead of actually, like, you know, countering the charges against something that happened in 1982.
Speaking of Saddam's I Killed the 80s moments, why aren't the American, German, Dutch, French, Swiss, and Austrian company executives who supplied Hussein with his real weapons of mass destruction during that decade facing an Iraqi firing squad?
Dujail, Saddam Hussein, Iraq, Politics, Trials, War Crimes
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W. FOR VENDETTA: NATIONAL SECURITY SCOOTS THROUGH WASHINGTON
WASHINGTON (ZP) -- Speaking of corporate relics from the 1980s, the Bush Administration took a huge hit this week when federal prosecutors revealed that former Cheney aide Scooter Libby has implicated the president in authorizing the leak of classified information.
The reason for the leaking of portions of the Nuclear Intelligence Estimate (NIE) for Iraq? Was it to help bolster the American public's confidence in the wake of the Iraqi invasion? To prove, once and for all, that the Left was wrong about Iraq not having nukes?
Nope. Those would be legitimate reasons.
Sure, it's probably legal for the president to leak information regarding a Iraq's nuclear capabilities to support an administration's policies. But for political reasons?
I guess it's okay, then. I mean, who has time to worry about things like national security when ... huff...the president and vice-president felt personally insulted by former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson and other critics?
Wilson, of course, is the husband of former CIA operative Valerie Plame - who was somehow outed as an intelligence officer mere days after Wilson questioned the White House's assertion that Iraq did indeed have a viable nuclear weapons program...
Note to self...hmm...do not question the wisdom of the Bush Administration. Insulting them may lead to the White House accidentally leaking missile codes to China, in the interests of national security, because the Veep takes it personally.
George W. Bush, Scooter Libby, National Security, PlameGate, Politics
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CORRECTED 9:30 AM EDT