Remainders: Another County Heard From Edition

"Willful disregard of a law is potentially an impeachable offense. It is at least as impeachable as having a sexual escapade under the Oval Office desk and lying about it later. The members of the House Judiciary Committee who staged the impeachment of President Clinton ought to be as outraged at this situation. They ought to investigate it, consider it carefully and report either a bill that would change the wiretap laws to suit the president or a bill of impeachment." Thus spake those pinko-liberals from that bastion of Maoism known as...uhm...wait--this is from Barron's? [The Big Picture]

Congratulations to everyone who won an Urb! We've only two disappointments. One, no wins for Toby. Two, our choice for World's Most Inane Urban Blog Post wasn't even nominated. [Gridskipper]

Slate's Mickey Kaus seems to think that the administration's overall friskiness will be it's saving grace (emphasis his): "The Katrina botch suggested not much--maybe Bush, as the left-wing caricatures always suggested, really was out to lunch, playing computer golf in the Oval Office while various Michael Brownian cronies held meetings to plan their wardrobes. That's why, if the Bushies have really had the energy to secretly do all sorts of illegal spying against terrorists, it's almost reassuring. At least they've been on the case, doing their job as they see it." Basically, Kaus thinks that Americans are too bamboozled to distinguish activity from achievement. And, yeah, he's probably right... [Slate]

This is the sort of thing Wonkette is up against in the slowest news week of the year. [Gawker]


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