- Will Wilkinson subjects op-eds by Maureen Dowd, Paul Krugman, and Harold Meyerson to some simple analysis and it's like they used to say: fish, barrel, smoking gun.
- Via Joe's Dartblog, Gateway Pundit detects double standards in reporting heckling of Kanye West versus Dick Cheney. Before looking, guess which gets the bigger mainstream media notice?
- Prof Bainbridge takes
no prisoners while finger pointing at Dubya. One quibble: apparently
Lt. Gen. Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, said that "arguably" a day or so of response time was lost due to the absence of the Mississippi National Guard's 155th Infantry Brigade and Louisiana's 256th Infantry Brigade, each with thousands of troops in Iraq.
Whenever I see a one-word quote in a news story, I'm skeptical that we're seeing the entire context. Nevertheless, this semi-vague admission of theoretical possibility has been immediately turned into certainty by Prof Bainbridge:
The head of the National Guard has acknowledged that the deployment of his personnel to Iraq delayed the response to Katrina by at least a day
Maybe, maybe not.