THE KILLING CLOWNS, THE BLOOD MONEY MEN, ARE SHOOTING THOSE WASHINGTON BULLETS AGAIN. The Clash vote has determined at least one race tonight: Daniel Ortegahas won in Nicaragua. This is going to be one awesome U.N. Security Council session.
RUMORS, RUMORS. Just got off the phone with a friend of mine who's running a Democratic campaign in heavily Republican Colorado Springs. He passes along this delicious tale about disgraced Reverend Ted Haggard, he of the methamphetamine-and-gay-hookers infamy.
NUCLEAR WINTER. Now that's the Republican Party I know and love! Hill GOPers and The Weekly Standard have long been on a crusade to declassify captured Iraqi documents in the hope that somewhere, there's a pony -- some sort of evidence of WMD programs -- amidst the manure. So now the Republicans in Congress, fresh from alleging on the basis of no evidence that the reason the CIA hasn't found WMD is because it's in league with al-Qaeda, lean on the intelligence community to do so, right before the election.
FAILURE OF THE WILL. ViaThe Corner, conservative mil-pundit Ralph Peters has thrown in the towel on Iraq. What's revealing about the piece is that it's impossible to see why he bought into the Bush line in the first place. In a typical passage, Peters writes that "I believed that Arabs deserved a chance to build a rule-of-law democracy in the Middle East.