by Kagro X
August 6thSeptember 5th PDB: Bin LadenMiers, Bolten determined to strikedefy subpoenas in U.S.
Justice held hostage -- Day 42. Where's that full House contempt vote?
- Bush's entourage goes to Australia. With three 747s, 2 C17 Globemaster III air transports (carrying Marine One, a Blackhawk surveillence chopper, and the president's anti-tank grenade-proof limo), and over 700 staffers, including a doctor, nurse, personal chef and four cooks, 50 White House political aides, 150 national security advisers, 200 specialists from other government departments, 250 Secret Service agents. All of which presumably sat on their thumbs at a cost of God only knows what, while the pretzelnit stopped for a few photos in Iraq. But be warned: Dems can't make an issue of it, because they were preemptively attacked when Republicans created the fake controversy over Speaker Pelosi's own plane and travel expenses. Oh well.
- The GAO report is out, as emptywheel notes. What will Congressional Dems do with it? This'll be the first road test of how they'll perform after patiently gathering the evidence in the ten bazillion investigations they're currently pursuing. So why is it so quiet out there?
An open thread? Sure. Why not? Your day is only going to get more ridiculous from here.