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Cows, Tumbleweeds Still Denied Right To Vote In Wyoming

As threatened, both Washington and Wyoming went ahead with their primary elections yesterday. Washington didn’t surprise anybody because it is boring; in Wyoming, the nominations of Republican Matt Mead and Democrat Leslie Peterson for governor surprised everyone, because nobody had heard of any of the candidates before and thus any name would have been a surprise. Mead has a weird, defensive, rambling thing about highway funding as a top-level link on his Web site, so you know this is going to be an exciting race. Read more on Cows, Tumbleweeds Still Denied Right To Vote In Wyoming… Read more on Cows, Tumbleweeds Still Denied Right To Vote In Wyoming…
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THE CHICAGO INDICTMENT IS JUST SOME BORING ALDERMAN: Patrick Fitzgerald you are a loser. Your Wonkette editors had prepared for the worst regarding this impending indictment of an elected official in Chicago, “joking” that it was “probably just some alderman.” And that’s all it is, some slob who looks like Jesse Jackson after eating Rush Limbaugh: “Ald. Isaac Carothers (29th), a staunch ally of Mayor Richard Daley, was indicted today on federal public-corruption charges.” [Chicago Breaking News] Read more on …
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OH AND HERE’S SOME ACTUAL NEWS: “Blagojevich, 52, was indicted on 16 felony counts, including racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud, extortion conspiracy, attempted extortion and making false statements to federal agents. He allegedly abused his office in numerous matters to seek money, campaign contributions, and employment for himself and others, in exchange for official actions, including trying to leverage his authority to appoint a United States senator, U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald said in a statement.” Patrick Fitzgerald is the fucking angel of death (but also racist for doing this to important Civil Rights leader Gandhi Blagojevich). [CBS 2 Chicago] Read more on …
 

Obama May Possibly Somehow Perhaps Testify In Rezko Trial!

The “corruption trial” for everyone’s favorite Chicago real estate developer, Tony “Slum Landlord” Rezko, began jury selection this morning. The verdict has somehow already been released, and Barack Obama is guilty of knowing him! Wait, what? No, the trial will go on forever — Patrick Fitzgerald is the prosecutor, and that guy takes his time. But according to “Chicago lawyers,” Barack Obama could very well have to testify, as a defense witness. Read more on Obama May Possibly Somehow Perhaps Testify In Rezko Trial!…
 

The Chaste is On

This week, Dawn Eden, Patrick Fitzgerald, Bill Emmott, John Bolton, John Boehner, and John Ashcroft were all spotted being various degrees of famous at various places by our spies and operatives. Voyeuristic fun, as always, is after the jump. Read more on The Chaste is On…
 

You Seem to Have Turned on America’s Favorite Marine

This week, Michael Steele, Adam Kokesh, Clint Borgen, John Edwards, Donald Rumsfeld, Gabrielle Carteris, Patrick Fitzgerald, and Fred Thompson were all spotted being various degrees of famous at various places by our spies and operatives. Voyeuristic fun, as always, is after the jump. Read more on You Seem to Have Turned on America’s Favorite Marine…
 

Daily Briefing: Showcase Showdown

* On 4th anniversary of Iraq war, President Bush reminds everyone how great it is, why we should stay. [WP, NYT] * Meanwhile, Democrats move towards “a withdraw-the-troops bill, not a fund-the-troops bill,” one greased congressional palm at a time. [WP] * Justice Department considers shutting up one of the fired attorneys with a new job. Hopefully, he’ll also demand a hush-corner office, a hush-oak desk, and a giant hush-jar of only green jelly beans. [WP] * Patrick Fitzgerald was on the DOJ “enemies list” released in yesterday’s document dump. [WP, NYT] * Flunkies for Barry O. and Hill Rod have a little spat in front of some college boys over “who would have been more against the war if 2003 was a Presidential election year.” [WP] * Supreme Court hears “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” case, finds a lack of any bong hits or any Jesus. [NYT] * Rudy Giuliani: it’s almost as if he’s a real lawyer. [WSJ] Read more on Daily Briefing: Showcase Showdown…
 

Rumors On The Internets: Tenacious AG, The Dick of Destiny

* The sooner old Al gets the boot the sooner we get Attorney General Patrick Fitzgerald. [Above the Law] * Fox News reporters in Afghanistan think American soldiers there are “motherfuckers.” [Nitpicker] * Tomorrow’s concertless anti-war protest will be opposed by similarly music-free pro-war rally, neither of which anyone gives a shit about. [Jawa Report] * The rambling political thoughts of Donald J. Trump. [The Swamp] * Bill Clinton bashes the New York Times for using the kid gloves on Obama and the lead-weighted ones on Hillary. [Horse’s Mouth] * But he’s not talking about his brackets. [Freep (2nd Item)] * Tune into 20/20 tonight for a lispy tribute to Hugo Chavez. [Business & Media] Read more on Rumors On The Internets: Tenacious AG, The Dick of Destiny…
 

BREAKING … FITZ HAS RESTED HIS FREAKIN’ CASE

AP-APNEWSALERT WASHINGTON (AP) – Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has rested his perjury and obstruction case against former vice presidential aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby. And now it’s all over but the lyin’. Scooter Libby Prosecutors Finish Their Case in CIA Leak Trial [Bloomberg] Read more on BREAKING … FITZ HAS RESTED HIS FREAKIN’ CASE…
 

Friday Night Funnies: Rove & Bartlett Get Subpoenas

The Scooter Libby trial might get interesting next week. Michael Isikoff just posted a short-yet-confusing thing on MSNBC.com that attempts to explain this latest twist. Our interpretation: * If Karl Rove testifies, it may prove the White House is a den of vipers and not the team of patriotic Bushbots we so desperately need to concentrate on wrecking America and the whole world. * If Dan Bartlett testifies, it may make people realize he has a powerful role in the Bush Administration. * Tim Russert is still plotting against us. * Ari Fleischer has been claiming he’s so not involved that he doesn’t even have a lawyer, but in truth Fitzgerald has given him immunity after he pulled a Fifth on Fitz. * Scott McClellan never said one truthful thing in his entire White House career, not even in response to seemingly innocent questions as “Is today Tuesday?” and “How was your weekend?” Read more on Friday Night Funnies: Rove & Bartlett Get Subpoenas…
 

Gossip Roundup: ‘O’ Standards

Heard on the Hill: Ricky Martin on the Hill to talk about human trafficking, won’t break into song… The Distilled Spirits Council and the Scotch Whisky Association is throwing a party for Prince Andrew (not the Nazi). [Roll Call] Read more on Gossip Roundup: ‘O’ Standards…
 

Scooter Libby Forgets to Remember to Forget

We still can’t quite get over how odd the new development in the Scooter Libby case is. In case you don’t remember this morning’s Daily Briefing (it was pre-lunch, we don’t blame you), Libby’s lawyers are bringing in a hypnotist “memory expert” to, uh, testify to the ineffability of time, the fleetingness of memory, and how the past is both inescapable and unknowable. We assume his testimony will be delivered in flashback, narrated by Edmond O’Brien. Read more on Scooter Libby Forgets to Remember to Forget…
 

Plamegate: “Get It All

Murray Waas has another update in the Plamegate slog, and it’s a fun one — implicating the President himself in the smear campaign. Read and learn with us, after the jump. Read more on Plamegate: “Get It All…
 

Still Waiting

It’s the days when this job’s the easiest that it’s also the saddest. Seriously, a site named “eat crow dot org” and dedicated to clinging desperately to an unlucky guess in the face of all observable evidence could be beaten only by some hypothetical site of rabidly conservative amateurish web video called “Hot Air,” or something. But that would never exist. Right? Read more on Still Waiting…
 

Daily Briefing: Get a Response ASAP

Henry the Intern is on sabbatical. The Daily Briefing isn’t, though it is a bit later than usual. President George W. Bush makes a surprise visit to Iraq to visit with new Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, who has just announced a new security plan for Baghdad. [NYT, WP] Read more on Daily Briefing: Get a Response ASAP…
 

Remainders: The Carbon Footprint on Your Ass

* Our good friends at CEI have a new video calling out “Ramblin’ Man” Al Gore for his massive use of petrochemicals. Drudge, of course, eats it up. [CEI; Drudge Report] Read more on Remainders: The Carbon Footprint on Your Ass…
 

Plamegate: Everyone Promised That They Wouldn’t Get in Trouble

Murray Waas: Rove testified to the grand jury that during his telephone call with Novak, the columnist said words to the effect: “You are not going to get burned” and “I don’t give up my sources,” according to people familiar with his testimony. Rove had been one of the “two senior administration” officials who had been sources for the July 14, 2003, column in which Novak outed Plame as an “agency operative.” Rove and Novak had talked about Plame on July 9, five days before Novak’s column was published. Read more on Plamegate: Everyone Promised That They Wouldn’t Get in Trouble…
 

PLAMGEGATE: COUNTDOWN TO PARDONS

Karl Rove: Still maybe indicted. But maybe not. Hey, maybe we’ll find out this Friday afternoon. Or the following Friday afternoon. In any event: totally a done deal. Secret sources, etc. But maybe not. Read more on PLAMGEGATE: COUNTDOWN TO PARDONS…
 

Daily Briefing: Al Gore, Hot or Not?

White House strategists believe the midterm elections offer Bush an opportunity to “rewrite” and “recover” his presidency. Republicans plan to focus on immigration, tax cuts, and homeland security and will “frame the election as a contest with Democrats, confident that voters unhappy with the president will find the opposition even more distasteful.” [WP] The GOP is seeing losses “in morale, in fundraising and in early election contests.” [LAT] Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) was caught on tape accepting $100,000 from an investor-turned-informant. [WP, NYT] Alberto Gonzales says the government can legally prosecute journalists for publishing classified information. [NYT, WP] Patrick Fitzgerald is trying to prove that Scooter Libby lied based on his knowledge of Valerie Plame‘s classified status. [WP] Laura Bush is “leveraging her popularity” to boost Republican candidates where her husband can’t. [USAT] Senators expect immigration compromise this year. [LAT] Read more on Daily Briefing: Al Gore, Hot or Not?…
 

Finally, New Media Iconoclasts Daring Enough to be Against Bloggers and the MSM

Dear “Eat Crow Dot Org,” While we appreciate the spirited venom of your only two posts, castigating those “bloggers, forumists, and mainstream media (MSM) pundits” stupid enough to be skeptical of Jason Leopold’s thus-far unconfirmed story that HE AND ONLY HE KNOWS FOR SURE THAT KARL ROVE HAS BEEN INDICTED, the traditional period for crow-eating is, in fact, after one has been been proved wrong. As it is now Wednesday evening, and, thus far, Karl Rove does not seem to have been indicted, we find ourselves confused by the victorious tone of your new venture. Read more on Finally, New Media Iconoclasts Daring Enough to be Against Bloggers and the MSM…
 

ROVE STILL NOT INDICTED PROBABLY DESPITE WEBSITE

Remember yesterday, when we evinced skepticism about the Truthout “report” claiming Karl Rove had been indicted (the “report” which some of you continue to send us)? We were proved right, dammit! Ahead of the curve! MUST CREDIT WONKETTE FOR SKEPTICISM. Read more on ROVE STILL NOT INDICTED PROBABLY DESPITE WEBSITE…