Thursday, September 14, 2006

You Need This

>Another Ohio corruption story is brewing. Hamilton County has mismanaged $1.2 billion. Gee, who was the state auditor????? Oh, yes, Republican Betty Montgomery. Why didn't she catch this earlier? Read the whole story in the Dispatch.

>You absolutely must visit HINES SIGHT. It calls itself the anti-Drudge.

>Former Texas Democratic Governor, Ann Richards, has died. Here is an excerpt from The Tribune Democrat:

Two years before she was elected governor of Texas, Ann Richards electrified the 1988 Democratic National Convention with a keynote speech in which she joked that the Republican presidential nominee, George H.W. Bush, had been "born with a silver foot in his mouth."

A longtime champion of women and minorities in government who was serving at the time as Texas state treasurer, she won cheers when she reminded delegates that Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, "only backwards and in high heels."

Richards died Wednesday at 73 after a battle with esophageal cancer. Her single term as governor had ended in a 1994 defeat to George W. Bush, who went from besting his father's silver-haired critic to the governor's office to the presidency.

A homemaker before she entered politics, Richards cracked a half-century male grip on the governor's mansion and celebrated by holding up a T-shirt that showed the state Capitol and read: "A woman's place is in the dome."

Raw Story: President Bush has fallen back on a "lame justification" for the war in Iraq, writes Hearst Newspapers' senior White House correspondent Helen Thomas in a column slated for Thursday's papers, RAW STORY has learned.

>If you haven't checked recently, you'll be surprised to see that our casualties in Iraq are inching up to 3,000 dead. Iraq Coalition Casualty Count shows that we are losing 2 to 3 Americans every single day.