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Weekly Whirled News for 10/14: Palin, Cheney, Koschei, McCain

So, once again we degenerate into political silly season, it isn’t enough that GWB has recently announced plans to nationalize banks in the name of preserving the free market, but his erstwhile successors are now swinging around aimlessly announcing and then cancelling new financial bailout plans timed by the news cycle rather than timed to [...]

he didn’t even try.

from Slacktivist, here: Seven years ago on August 6, 2001, President George W. Bush received a presidential daily briefing entitled, “Bin Ladin Determined to Strike in U.S.” The memorandum noted that al-Qaida intended “to follow the example of World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Youssef and ‘bring the lightning to America.’” The memo also noted “some [...]

this is, of course, from a man who knows about getting drunk

George Bush seems determined to stay clever and relevant: US President George W Bush has explained the credit crunch savaging US financial markets by saying “Wall Street got drunk”. “It got drunk and now it’s got a hangover,” Mr Bush said at a private political fundraiser in Houston, Texas. Good that he’s going with what [...]