Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Watching Them Like a Hawk

Does everything seem crazier in Washington these days?
There's a rumor going around that Bush is drinking again. Is it true? We don't know, but we watched the video, saw the way he slurred his words, and the way he draped his arm over Laura's shoulder, when he left AirForce One. It definitely looked like the move of a drunken man. It was alarming, to say the least. This is the President? We are watching very carefully.

Does Bob Woodward's admission seem strange? Especially in light of all the interviews he's done chastising Fitzgerald on the pundit talk shows without revealing his role in the affair. But why today? Why now? Some people say this helps Libby, but we can't see how. Libby's indictment is about lying to the grand jury-- perjury and obstruction of justice. Whether Bob Woodward was told earlier about Valerie Plame by Hadley or someone else, how does that change the indictment? We are looking carefully at the charges.

Wouldn't it be great if someone would just tell us the truth about everything? Do you feel like you are being purposefully kept in the dark? I remember a line from the movie The Graduate. It went something like this: I've been in the dark so long, I've learned how to see in it. Nowadays, we take a cue from the hawks and learn how to see what they're doing behind our backs.

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