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The First Four Letters of SPINELESS ...

Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2009 3:49 AM

... are SPIN.

Which continues as presidential advisor David Axelrod opines that the administration doesn't want to get 'bogged down' pursuing the torture issue.

"If he had not banned these [interrogation techniques] there would be a different case to be made here. But these practices are a thing of the past. What this should not become is a forum for re-litigating these issues apropos to the last administration and some of the policy makers there, because we have too much work to do to become bogged down in that debate. That's the feeling," said Axelrod.

It is not enough to simply say, "We don't do that anymore." The theories of executive power and extraordinary privilege must be negated, or we're pretty much saying our moral standing is dependent on who's in office.

If an employee steals from you, you don't simply take the next employee's word that they won't - you implement procedures to enhance security, addressing vulnerabilities and mitigating risk. And that's something you do whether or not you seek legal redress from the larcenous employee.

Frankly, "Too much work to do," sounds too much like George W. Bush's 'We've got a lot of work to do.'

It's buddy-buddy glad-handing from the School of Bad Management. Sorry, you're just a peon and you don't understand the Real Work. We Make Important Decisions All The Time.

There are allegations that Rep. Jane Harman cut a deal with lobbyists from AIPAC in exchange for their support in making her the head of the House Foreign Intelligence Committee.

It is further suggested that former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales didn't seek to prosecute Harman because the Bush Administration needed her support in the FISA debate.

Which would certainly explain why Harman was busy conceding points to the Bush Administration instead of standing up for our Constitutional protections.

Film director Ron Howard is under fire from Bill Donahue of the Catholic League for portraying 'anti-Catholic sentiments' in the upcoming thriller, Angels and Demons.

Because We All Know everything in Dan Brown's novels is scrupulously researched and 100% factual.

Miss California, Carrie Prejean, believes her answer to a question about same-sex marriage cost her the Miss USA crown.

When asked about the subject, she proudly proclaimed that she was raised to believe that marriage was between a man and a woman, and that was that. She's proud of her beliefs and of her answer.

Then why the sour grapes?

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