Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Monday, February 27, 2006
By any reasonable standard, this is a major story. It's already been picked up by Josh Marshall, Kos, and other bloggers. And yet, a Google news search shows the story has, so far, been almost completely ignored. One paper in Texas picked it up, and UPI put out an abbreviated version - note how the lede of the UPI version makes the key point simply an unsopported allegation from Texans for Public Justice. No mention of the story in today's White House briefing.
The media has regained at least some nerve to challenge Bush, as shown by the whole Cheney quail hunting episode. But they still seem to prefer that the challenges be over fluff, instead of serious issues.
Update: At this point, a number of Texas papers have picked up the item for one story, but none have done any follow-up stories. The NY Times has ignored it completely, as have other non-Texas national media.