One of Those Days...
After November 2nd, I consigned myself to the fact that there would be periods in which primal scream therapy would seem downright attractive. But these past few days have sorely tested what remains of my self-compusure. In the past 48 hours, we've seen
--Donald Rumseld warning the Iraqis about "the dangers of political cronyism and partisan purges." What's the old joke about irony dying the day Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?
--the House overwhelmingly pass the permanent repeal of the Estate Tax, thus placating the pivotal trustafarian vote. Oh, and 42 House Democrats joined in.
--Ellen Tauscher and the New Democrat Coalition giving an enthusiastic thumbs up to the "common-sense, bipartisan legislation" that is the bankruptcy bill. Really.
--Ben Nelson courageously waving the white flag on the nuclear option. Thanks, pal.