December 28, 2006
Two items worth noting.
First, from the mouth of the general in charge of building an Iraqi army loyal to the state not to sectarian interests. (Sort of like building an army in the midst of our civil war--one platoon headed by a Condederate, the next by a Union man.) The NYT reports he said, "This is no longer America's war in Iraq, but the Iraqi civil war which America is fighting." Wow, general, Washington can't tolerate that much truth. Don't wake Lieberman or Hillary.
Then back to Madison. WSJ reports some civil servants asked if they should be working, on state time, on the Doyle-Lawton-Sass-La Follette innaugural. As WSJ's reporter put it, "organized by a private committee and a non-profit group and underwritten by private donations" is this a political event or a state event? (Georgia Thompson might have a different perspective than Susan Goodwin.)
The Doyle spokeswoman, Melanie Fonder, had her normal and predictable response. Fonder called the questions "ridiculous."
Of course, Melanie. Why would a civil servant worry about working on politics on state time. She might ask Chuck Chvala, Scott Jensen, Brian Burke, and....oh, never mind, I forgot. Those questions are ridiculous.
P.S. The Progressive's "No Comment" section carried this gem: "Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite, Florida Republican, said, 'Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but every terrorist is a Muslim except Tim McVeigh.'"
Speechless in Madison.
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