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October 25, 2005

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But hilzoy we have to torture innocent people because otherwise the terrorists win. Why are you objectively pro-terrorist hilzoy? In fact, I find the name hilzoy suspicious all by itself. I'm calling DHS, stay where you are.

To quote Buffy Summers (re Spike's threat to commit suicide): "And this is bad why?"

But Hilzoy, the Stevens/Inouye Mutual Backscratching Society is a critical part of Hawaii's economy! How can you want him gone just because he's for torture and pork (and ANWR drilling, and a few other things that we probably shouldn't talk about in polite company)?

As I was musing earlier, it's almost tempting to propose a deal to Cheney:

CIA can use any techniques that Patrick Fitzgerald is allowed to use on Libby and Rove.

Despite the thought of Rove on the waterboard, we must adhere to our principles ... sigh.

I need the freedom to smack Cheney upside his head.

Perhaps this should go into the previous thread, but Steve Clemons has this

This just in from a close friend who worked inside the pinnacle of Republican power in the Senate a few years ago, so while this is rumor -- it's Republican rumor, which makes it interesting:

Steve, just heard from trusted friend that McCain was approached about serving as VP if Cheney has "health problems" or otherwise steps down.
Beyond that, speculation that Miers will step down to be replaced by a Bork-like sub (even better, Bork himself...). In other words, Cheney takes a bullet, a titanic battle over SCOTUS ensued to change the subject. You didn't hear this from me, but feel free to pass on such unsubstantiated rumors.

Maybe it's just me, and maybe the above is just rumors, but this really pisses me off. Kerry apparently went directly to McCain to ask him to be VP on a unity ticket. If he couldn't figure out then that he was needed, and only now realizes he needs to step up to the plate, I have to think that he's a posturing idiot. Of course, perhaps McCain is firmly turning down such offers (if indeed, such offers are really on offer) but, as others have observed, where the hell are the grown-ups in that party?

LJ, maybe this is the right thread. Such an extravagant rumor might be spread to suggest to McCain that if he backs off the torture ban, he might be VP.

Snowball's chance in hell of course, but egos smaller than McCain's have been misled by less.

McCain's role in my political universe is to serve as aggrieved victim of the Bush/Rove slime machine and the recipient of the "liberal RINO" slur from "principled" Republicans.

He has served the role well. May he remain there and not ascend to the Presidency. I mean, he might turn out to be Harry Truman or Teddy Roosevelt, but I doubt it.

I have a feeling my principles will graduate from victim of the current clown show to the cramped confines of a tiger cage during a McCain Presidency.

McCain's role in my political universe is to serve as aggrieved victim of the Bush/Rove slime machine and the recipient of the "liberal RINO" slur from "principled" Republicans.

He has served the role well. May he remain there and not ascend to the Presidency. I mean, he might turn out to be Harry Truman or Teddy Roosevelt, but I doubt it.

I have a feeling my principles will graduate from victim of the current clown show to the cramped confines of a tiger cage during a McCain Presidency.

As Johnny Carson was fond of saying:

That's "weird, weird stuff" going on in Typepad today.

I hear good news from the conference. Let's hope the rumor pans out . . .

wow. I was so sure it was doomed in conference.

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