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"Practing The Loving Look"

@ 11:44 PM (111 months, 1 day ago)

Well, many of us have always suspected George Herbert Walker Bush of being a real phony.  Now, here's proof.

It seems like in 1988, during his campaign against Michael Dukakis, George H.W. Bush had to help coach his wife Babara on how they should look lovingly at each other on camera.

In a memo to his wife, Bush wrote:

"Sweetsie. Please look at how Mike and Kitty do it. Try to be closer in more - well, er, romantic - on camera. I am practicing the loving look, and the creeping hand. Yours for better TV and more demonstrable affection. Your sweetie pie coo coo. Love ya, GB."

This exchange between the Bushes has been re-printed in My Dear President: Letters Between Presidents and Their Wives, a book that chronicles the more private side of our nation's first families.

Memo to first lady: the president loves ya

Senators: Cheney Should Be Investigated in Leak Case

@ 11:01 PM (111 months, 1 day ago)

Some United States Senators, Republican and Democrat alike, are saying that Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald should investigate Dick Cheney and other senior White House officials if they authorized former Cheney Chief of Staff Scooter Libby to leak classified information.

Republicans like George Allen (R-VA) are being forced to realize what many of us in the reality based community have known for a long time: the Bush Administration is a criminal one.

Sen. Allen said a full investigation in warranted, and that "I don't think anybody should be releasing classified information, period, whether in the Congress, executive branch or some underling in some bureaucracy."

Last week, released court documents revealed that Libby told the Grand Jury in the CIA leak case, that Dick Cheney and other "superiors" in the White House authorized him to disclose classified material, including a National Intelligence Estimate.

Senators: Cheney Should Be Probed in Leak

Why the 24-Hour Delay in Cheney Shooting?

@ 07:06 PM (111 months, 1 day ago)

So of course one of the main stories in the news today, is that Dick Cheney (or Darth Vader, if you will) accidentally shot one of his fellow hunters.

But the question most on my mind is, why the 24-hour delay in reporting the story?

The shooting occurred on yesterday, but was not reported until this afternoon as Breaking News.

Why the 24 hour delay, and who was responsible?  Did the White House delay this news, trying to figure out a way to spin the story, or did the news media sit on it, like the New York Times sat on the spy story for a year?


Darth Vader and his victim, Harry Whittington

Cheney accidentally shoots fellow hunter