Maybe we’re not in Kansas anymore

Things I thought I would never see:

1. James Sensenbrenner accusing Alberto Gonzales of stalling.

Associated Press (unrelated headline), (via Atrios)

Earlier Thursday, the Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee pointedly criticized Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for “stonewalling” by refusing to answer questions about the warrantless eavesdropping program.

Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., said Gonzales was frustrating his panel’s oversight of the Justice Department and the controversial surveillance by declining to provide information about how the program is reviewed inside the administration and by whom.

“How can we discharge our oversight if, every time we ask a pointed question, we’re told the program is classified?” Sensenbrenner asked Gonzales near the start of a lengthy hearing on the department’s activities. “I think that … is stonewalling.”

2. Jeb Bush publicly criticizing Katherine Harris.

Gov. Bush Says Harris Campaign Struggling – (via AMERICAblog)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Gov. Jeb Bush complained Thursday that Katherine Harris has made her struggling Senate campaign about herself instead of the record of the Democratic incumbent.

“I am the party leader. I’ve got concerns,” the governor said in response to a reporter’s question. “The campaign can’t be about her. It has to be about Bill Nelson and the future of our state and so far, she asked my advice and I gave her that exact advice and it’s gotten worse since.”

Asked if the issues surrounding Harris’ campaign have made it difficult for Republicans to win the race in November, Bush said, “You’re right.”

3. Jerry Falwell admits he was wrong.

Falwell Admits Error on Evolution

LYNCHBURG, Va. (BS) — Television evangelist and Religious Right leader Jerry Falwell shocked his followers Wednesday when he announced, that in light of the discovery of fossils of a 375 million-year-old fish providing the long sought after missing link, he has reconsidered his position on evolution.  “Clearly,” Falwell said, “we were wrong and Darwin was right.”

Okay, so I was kidding on the last one.  Still, there seems to be something in the air.

2 Responses to “Maybe we’re not in Kansas anymore”

  1. armagh444 Says:

    Sensenbrenner is smart. He sees what Feingold is doing; he sees the response folks in Wisconsin are having to Feingold’s efforts; he knows how wildly popular Feingold is in the state. So, he’s doing the smart thing for a guy who wants to make sure he keeps his seat. By challenging Gonzales for “stonewalling,” he can go back to his constituency and put on a more credible show of actually doing his job.

  2. Again Says:

    I am the party leader….can’t be… It has to be…she asked my advice and I gave her that exact advice

    the words made me shiver - Jeb is so convinced of his “superiority”, that he can’t mask his language, when he talks about his underlings. That guy lacks an important virtue on which democracy depends: the ability to observe and control his own world view by objective means ( i try to avoid the word “self-criticism”, because in times of “think positive” that fundamental reason for developing our Ego in our brains doesn’t sound really good anymore)

    interesting aside: looking on Google for “his own world view” guess, what i found?

    #3: The Fuehrer Myth - The Normality of Evil

    It was with his eyes that the Fuehrer fascinated his closest followers to believe in his self-imposed role as saviour of a nation - and it was with his eyes that he experienced confirmation after confirmation from the outside world of the truth in his world view. And it was the recollection through photographs and films that knocked the Fuehrer Myth together inside Adolf Hitler himself - and within his followers.

    i am the leader…

    doesn’t sound good to me

    “I have not come into this world to make men better, but to make use of their weaknesses.” - Adolf Hitler

    btw: do you know “A Modern Chief Executive”?

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