Monday, January 19, 2009

Kind of sad.

I don't see what good it does to keep Edwards in jail.

No Pardon for Libby, White House Officials Say | Newsweek Politics |
Bush's decision leaves a long line of rejected pardon applicants, many of whom have retained politically well-connected Washington lawyers, to make their case for presidential mercy in Bush's final days in the White House. Among them were junk-bond king Michael Milken, media mogul Conrad Black, former Illinois GOP governor George Ryan and former Louisiana Democratic governor Edwin Edwards.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A breath of fresh air.

EPA nominee describes government response to Katrina as "inept and incapable" -
WASHINGTON -- Lisa Perez Jackson, President-elect Barack Obama's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency, introduced herself to a Senate committee Wednesday as a daughter of New Orleans whose mother lost everything in Hurricane Katrina and who nearly left public life in disgust because of government's incompetent response.

That about sums it up.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Jindal hates gays.

The Bilerico Project | Jindal's Latest Attack on Louisiana's Families
And a quick look at some of those appointed by the Governor to serve on the panel leaves no doubt that, in the end, the line-up will do nothing more than promote an extreme, anti-gay agenda that sets back, blocks and battles any attempts to recognize or respect Louisiana's same-sex families.
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Among those who have been appointed by Jindal to serve on the Commission are Tony Perkins (who hails from Baton Rouge), the president of the anti-gay advocacy group known as The Family Research Council . . . Gene Mills, executive director of the far-right Louisiana Family Forum . . . Mike Johnson, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund . . . and numerous members of the clergy. All, Jindal has said, "have significant academic and/or professional expertise" on issues of marriage and family.