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There Wolf. There Castle.

Wednesday, Jul. 08, 2009 3:49 AM

You'd figure that, after going on for over a month about how she didn't really know what the vice-president does, Sarah Palin would indulge in a little bit of remedial civics lessons.

But, oh, no. She's chronically clueless, as evinced by her comment about the difference between the presidency and the governorship in Alaska.

"I think on a national level, your department of law there in the White House would look at some of the things that we've been charged with and automatically throw them out," she explained.

Um, Sarah? If there was a department whose job was to throw out stupid and frivolous things, you'd be sitting on the sidewalk.

From the Who Cares What You Think Department, an interview with Jeb Bush in an upcoming issue of Esquire Magazine, in which the other scion of the Bush Family opines about leading contenders for 2012 - and mentions Newt Gingrich and Bobby Jindal ... but not Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, or Sarah Palin.

But seriously - after the mess left behind by George W. Bush, you really think we give a rat's ass what another Bush has to say about running the country?

I generally like the work done over at Crooks and Liars.

Except yesterday, an article was posted pertaining to the death of Dr. David Kelly, solemnly noting that Kelly was planning to publish a book on government secrets that would have blown the cover off the Iraq War, etc., etc., and so forth ... and that the truth about his 'mysterious' death was being covered up by no less than former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

I pointed out in comments that this was a bit too 'conspiracy theory' for my tastes, and wound up arguing the point with the tinfoil hat crowd, who insisted that politicians like Blair would do anything to cover up their perfidy, that Blair needed Bush's support, that the Saudis were really running things, that We All Know Dick Cheney Had Secret Assassins Working For Him, that it was a secret SAS death squad, that they 'coerced' Kelly to commit suicide, and so on.

I set a simple bar. Prove the circumstances of Kelly's death were other than suicide, and then the question of other causes can be asked.

Naturally, no one could. Instead, I got accused of being a naif, of serving someone's agenda, of needing to cover up the real reason for Kelly's death, even of being part of the conspiracy.

I. Shit. You. Not.

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