Oh, and one more thing: it's clearer than ever to me that Obama and the Congress should give Patrick Fitzgerald the job of investigating the Bush administration's war crimes. Give him complete freedom from interference, and let the chips fall where they may.
Call for Citizen Robespierre.
Paging Citizen Robespierre.
Driftglass rides again.
a very telling snippet from right at the top:
Did you bring cash?
Last night I was talking to a friend about the mechanics of power in Illinois politics. That however depraved and disgraceful Blagojevich's behavior might be, he did not spring full-grown from the forehead of Zeus; that the very casualness of his loud, loutish, where's-my-fucking-slice attitude of absolute entitlement speaks of a man who was raised as a barbarian, in exactly that sense George Bernard Shaw conveyed in "Caesar and Cleopatra":
"...he is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature."
That's some fucking brilliant stuff yo. Keep it coming Drifty. Keep it coming.