***Looks like Boehner made a boner----Raw Story found this at Think Progress:
Republican Rep. and minority leader, John Boehner, mispronounces "Tuskegee" at an awards presentation for the famous Tuskegee Airman. Here is the part of the orginal post at Think Progress:
...the event was marred slightly by the presentation of House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH):
During his short speech to those in attendance, Boehner six times mispronounced the group’s name as the “Tusk-E-gee,” eliciting audible groans from the front to the back of the Capitol Rotunda. One woman standing in front of me leaned to her companion and whispered, “This is so embarrassing, and he’s from my state.”
Perhaps making matters worse, almost all of Boehner’s speech focused on the general accomplishments of American forces in World War II, paying little direct respect to those in the room.
As if to remove any doubt about the verbal kerfuffle, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took the stage and began his speech by pronouncing the group’s name correctly, while making a clear, if passing, glance in Boehner’s direction. Immediately afterward, the entire crowd broke into applause at the correction.
Watch a montage of Boehner: (from Think Progress)
Boehner is an idiot and he is from my state, Ohio.
Remember Sen. McCain's comment that it was possible to walk down some streets in Baghdad? Read this from the Times of India:
BAGHDAD: Nearly 400 people have been killed over the past three days in violence-wracked Iraq as insurgents and sectarian militias ripped through a much-touted US security crackdown concentrated in Baghdad....
Raw Story: In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today, witness D. Kyle Sampson, the former chief of staff to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, admitted that he had suggested removing Patrick Fitzgerald from his position as a US Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois while Fitzgerald was still working as the Special Prosecutor in the case involving former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.
In an exchange with Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), the Senator asked Sampson if he had ever recommended the removal of Fitzgerald from office.
"In one meeting, I raised Patrick Fitzgerald, and immediately after I did it, I regretted it, I knew it was the wrong thing to do, it was inappropriate, and [Harriet] Miers and [Bill] Kelly said nothing, they just looked at me...."
Sampson, a lawyer with very little legal experience (He has only tried one case.), suggested firing Fitzgerald. Hmm. Sounds political to me. What happened to the investigation of Republican Rep. Jerry Lewis? Was that investigation clipped because of a change in U.S. Attorneys?