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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Alright already

Granola friend just gave me hell for letting my blog degrade into an archive of past spoutings. Since I spent less than half of July in my home state and no time at the office since July 1 (owing to the new job being a "work at home" deal), it's a little tricky to find time to blog. But then there's things like this that deserve commentary.

If you don't know, The Onion is a satirical newspaper that is only occasionally quoted as fact by foreign news outlets that don't know any better. And yet they do seem to capture the spirit of silliness in American politics. Sure, the White House hasn't actually denied Karl Rove exists, but only because there are 18 million easier ways to avoid holding him or anyone else accountable for outing a CIA agent.

People say they respect Bush for sticking to his guns even if they disagree with him. I would, too, if he actually did it. But Bush was quoted saying that they would bring the person responsible for leaking Valerie Plame's identity to justice. Instead, he's trying to protect Rove and everyone else at the expense of honesty, openness and justice.

If we want to elect someone who'll stick to his guns, let's find another Paul Wellstone. Or even a wrestler.

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