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Friday, November 16, 2007


John McCain's Shameful Descent

Was that "an excellent question", Senator McCain ?

John McCain showed that he was ready and willing to cater to scumbags to win the Republican Party's nomination. Sad to see a man that I once respected stoop so low.
  • Rhymes with Front Runner

The expletive in question is a highly derogatory word used by rappers to describe the scantily clad women who gyrate in the background of racy music videos. It's the word that former first lady Barbara Bush was hinting at when someone asked her opinion of Geraldine Ferraro and she replied, "I can't say it, but it rhymes with rich."

Blackwater USA and the Brothers Krongard

The names sound right out of a story about the underworld -- Howard "Cookie" Krongard of the State Department and his brother Alvin "Buzzy" Krongard, formerly with the CIA. Dana Milbank's report in the Post makes interesting reading.

O Brother, Who Art Thou?
By Dana Milbank
Thursday, November 15, 2007; A02

"I am not my brother's keeper," Howard "Cookie" Krongard, the State Department's inspector general, testified to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee yesterday.

As Cookie surely must know, that excuse hasn't worked since Genesis. But it was a fitting contribution to the modern-day Cain-and-Abel tale that unfolded before lawmakers' eyes in the Rayburn Building. In this case, the players weren't Cain and Abel, but Cookie and his brother Buzzy. Biblical scholars believe the first fratricide was committed with an ass's jawbone, but the weapon in this case was a uniquely Washington cudgel: the conflict of interest.Cookie, under fire for allegedly quashing probes of the infamous Blackwater security contractor, began his testimony by angrily denying the "ugly rumors" that his brother, former CIA official Alvin "Buzzy" Krongard, is on Blackwater's advisory board. But during a recess, Cookie called Buzzy and learned that -- gulp -- the ugly rumors are true: His brother is on the board.

When the lawmakers returned, Cookie revised and extended his testimony. "I had not been aware of that," Cookie told the congressmen. "I hereby recuse myself from any matters having to do with Blackwater."

Despite the investigations, and findings by the FBI that Blackwater employees had no justification for the killings (murders) at Nisoor Square on September 16, 2007, it is unlikely that they will face punishment; they have friends in high places.


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