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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Empty Cabinet

All the rats are jumping ship. Six Cabinet members have tendered their resignations, as well as Richard Armitage, Deputy Secretary of State. [ABC]

And Condi as the new Secretary of State?? Don't they want someone that will challenge the Administration on its hawkish policies??? Oh wait...

Alberto Gonzales is also a terrible choice for Attorney General. Are the Republicans trying to gain favor with Hispanic voters by nominating what could be the first Hispanic to hold that office? Sorry, wrong Hispanic, wrong time. Of course, there is the school of thought that anyone is better than John Ashcroft. I believe that to be true. BUT, Gonzales is the same guy who condoned the torture at Abu Ghraib prison and sent a memo stating that the Geneva Conventions don't apply to terrorism. [Guardian]

Well, I don't mean to call Colin Powell a rat, because he isn't. He was the one voice of reason in that entire administration. I can even forgive him for his terrible plea in front of the UN last year regarding WMD's in Iraq (that don't exist). [Bloomberg]

So, which direction does the new Bush Cabinet take? Does he reject the Christian-right that re-elected him and move toward unity, or does he pursue revolutionary changes on the right, and the country be damned? Ask Nicholas Kristof. [NYT]

Oh, and good news! Tom Delay gets to keep his leadership position as Majority Leader of the Senate if he is indicted by a Texas grand jury for state political corruption charges. Yes, that is a felony. This guy has been reprimanded three times in the last month by the House Ethics committee. [Yahoo]

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