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Spinners and Losers

Tuesday, Apr. 04, 2006 1:13 AM

While I'm sure the announcement will be couched in pleasantries and sympathy for his travails, it is expected that Rep. Tom DeLay will announce that he will not seek re-election and will, in fact, step down within the coming months.

Of course, rumors are also abounding about the fate of White House Spokesthing Scott McClellan and Treasury Secretary John Snow.

Senator John McCain has come down with a case of waffleitis awfully early in the march towards the 2008 Presidential Elections.

In an appearance on Meet The Press, McCain stated he no longer views Rev. Jerry Falwell as an agent of intolerance, and that, in fact, the Christian Right has a major role to play in the Republican Party.

Oh, joy. I guess I can look forward to another four years of denouncing gays, lesbians, pagans, and more boneheaded legislation seeking to compensate for the religious right's persecution complex.

Bruce Schneier's blog has links to several reports by the GAO, touching upon the security of our ports, the nation's capital, and Homeland Security's computer security.

In short, the GAO finds serious shortcomings in all three areas.

But they have strategies (that is, PowerPoint presentations). Animated charts. Concise bullet points. Yup, they're making tough decisions every single day, hard at work protecting our country. (Just as a benchmark, the National Cyberspace Security Strategy was released back in 2003, and the National Homeland Security Strategy in 2002.)

Next slide, please.

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