B-H B.S. Recall that David Ignatiuswrote an op-ed last week championing the Bush administration's trial-balloon interest in resuscitating some of the Baker-Hamilton Commission's recommendations for Iraq, and wagging his finger at "partisans" like Nancy Pelosi and the president himself for standing in the way of a bipartisan solution to the Iraq "impasse." Now that Bush has made explicit his intention to follow a few of the commission's recommendations (as he said Thursday, "Actually, I would call that a plan recommended by Baker-Hamilton, so that would
ELEPHANT HUNTING. I'm admittedly biased because I have written a couple of pieces (as has Ezra) for Ryan Sager's new online politics site at the New York Sun -- not to mention, Sager's book about Republicans' increasingly dicey status in the Interior West, The Elephant in the Room, is an obvious complement to arguments from my own book -- but if you want to find solid, daily coverage of the GOP presidential primary contest, Sager's Latest Politics beat at the Sun is pretty darn good.
ON THE SUPPLEMENTAL. Some folks have asked, why the silence on TAPPED (and TAP Online) regarding the grim endgame to the Iraq supplemental fight in Congress? Fair enough! It's been a travel week for a lot of us and I, for one, am trying to catch up; we do have a piece going up hopefully as early as this afternoon about the problems with the bill; etc. etc. But enough with the explanations and onto some shrillness: