Tuesday, May 09, 2006

News to peruse

I'm back on the schedule and off to bed but here's the reads of the day.

The military is running a video short for recruitment purposes in an agreement with United Airlines. The troubling part is the video doesn't identify the military as the producers.

Speaking of recruitment, the pressure on the recruiters is tremendous. Still it doesn't excuse allowing an autistic kid who's barely able to mainstream in high school to enlist.

The folly of campaign consultants and those who consult them.

Molly Ivins on Hookergate.
"Any journalist who claims Hookergate is not a legitimate scandal is dead—has been for some time and needs to be unplugged."
A good op-ed that brings up an interesting point. Should Rove quit his White House job because of a conflict of interest. In other words, why should taxpayers pay for his GOP campaign work? We shouldn't.

The geopolitical nightmare. It was always about the oil and the neo-cons lost it.
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Blogger Kathy said...

That was a great op-ed on Rove and his conflict of interest. I didn't really think about it, but the author has a good point - if Rove is going to direct the midterm GOP elections then he should either resign, give up his taxpayer provided salary, or let the GOP pay his salary.

Thanks for the link.

11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Libby said...

It never occurred to me either and I believe it's a law that taxpayer money can't be used for partisan politicking. I'm surprised no one thought of it sooner. It's a really good point.

5:07:00 PM  

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