Daily Archives: June 23, 2006

Retreat & Defeat Meter

Hang Right Politics is dedicating a page to remarks made by Democrats in defense of the Cut and Run, Cut and Jog, Cut and Powerwalk, and/or Cut and Stroll positions.

Please go take a look and leave any others in the comments. The page will be updated on a regular basis… RDmeter.gif Click on image to be taken there…

OK, It's Conspiracy Theory Time


The New York Times runs a front page story on bank data being used to help find terrorists. This is published in the print edition this morning and online last night.

Last night, the Attorney General announced indictments against 7 suspected terrorists in Miami who are thought to have been planning attacks on both the FBI’s Miami offices and the Sears Tower, America’s tallest building, in Chicago.

The conspiracy theory? They were sitting on the story, waiting for something that could be construed as favorable to the administration, so they could publish this as counter-point.

At the press conference today with Tony Snow (transcript will be and video are available here later), the questions were all about the banking leak, nothing about the Miami 7.

Someone Bob Sellers* on Fox News noted that the bank story was front page in the Gray Lady, but the Miami 7 story was buried somewhere in the 20s.
(*thanks to Kim Preistap @ Wizbang who also noted this)
Shows you where their priorities lay doesn’t it?

UPDATE! Kim Priestap has a good roundup on the banking story here.

Happy Birthday Justice Thomas

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.
– Clarence Thomas

He’s 58 years old today. Still young.