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Wednesday, 11 October 2006 03:04

Rory O'Connor: Time Is on His Side

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Rory O'Connor

Rick Stengel is a man of nuance in an increasingly unsubtle media world. What's more, Stengel believes much of the rest of America stands with him.

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

If Clinton Had Hired GOP Spin Doctors To Handle The Lewinsky Scandal

by Tony Peyser

All of you reporters are
Going around the bend; he
Was only really guilty of
Being "overly friendly."

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Brent Budowsky

Democrats should push back against every dishonest excuse and every evasion of responsibility by the partisan President and his acolytes who have done enough damage to our security for a lifetime.

Lets get this straight: Bill Clinton had a policy towards Korea that worked for eight years that included a strong military, and included diplomacy, and resulted in North Korea holding back from nuclear tests that have taken place on George W. Bush's watch.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

In our editorial that caromed around the Internet, "Torture, Murder, Bush, Kissinger and The Mothers of the Disappeared in Argentina: America on the Brink of Horror
," we warned that the legacy of U.S. governments – particularly under the Rumsfeld/Cheney/Kissinger/Bush leadership through various GOP administrations – supporting torture and murder to suppress dissent in other countries may be coming to America.

This is no idle conspiracy theory. As we pointed out in our editorial, the U.S. Congress has now given Bush enough legal maneuvering room to declare U.S. citizens supporters of terrorists. Since Bush has openly accused any American who disagrees with his disastrous "war on terror" a "tool of the terrorists," he is legally now able to "disappear" us. This is not idle theory. We no longer have the protection of habeas corpus, if Bush invokes his powers to fight "terror."

A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW

I’m tempted to say they’re [the Bush Administration and Republican Congress are] spending money now like drunken sailors, but that’s not true, because drunken sailors spend their own money. These people are spending our children's and our grandchildren’s money. That’s immoral and wrong and corrupt. -- Richard Viguerie, Father of the Conservative Direct Mail Fund-raising Machine

NEWS RELEASE

DNC: Bush Absent On Protecting America's School Children

Washington, DC - Today, in the wake of a spate of school shootings, President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush will participate in a panel on school safety in Chevy Chase, MD. Despite the President's newfound attention to this crucial issue, his Administration has not taken the safety of our classrooms very seriously over the last five years. Funding for the Cops in Schools Program has been slashed on numerous occasions under the watch of President Bush and his GOP Congress. At the same time, gun violence is on the rise.

NEWS RELEASE

DNC: The Buck Stops Where? Speaker Hastert's Doubletalk On Foley Scandal

Washington, DC - Last week, House Republican Speaker Denny Hastert said that the buck stops with him when it comes to the cover-up of the scandal involving disgraced former GOP Congressman Mark Foley. He then went on to say that he hadn't "done anything wrong." Today, during his second press conference on the matter, Hastert again refused to take responsibility for the Foley cover-up. He blamed his staff, said nothing wrong was done and then said that the scandal was not significant because Foley's contact with some of the Congressional pages happened after they left Washington.

Tuesday, 10 October 2006 05:20

BuzzFlash Mailbag for October 10, 2006

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

Subject: Laughing and Barfing

The Republicans have been making me feel a strange hybrid emotion for which I had no term. It is uncomfortable not to be able to identify my emotions, so I began to search for a term that seemed appropriate for their many excuses.

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

How To Spin Sen. Allen's Not Disclosing Stock Options

by Tony Peyser

Yeah, this is another bad headline
That won't bring any good news
But at least this time George didn't
Disparage any Blacks or Jews.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

The most interesting electronic mail of the last couple of weeks hasn't been the sorry collection of Instant Messages sent by former Rep. Mark Foley to male pages, his billets-fou to the post-pubescent. (As Robin Williams said on David Letterman Monday night, "Time to get our boys out of Congress.")

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