Today's New York Post front page headline was a very unattractive, angry photo of Secretary of State Clinton with the words "NO WONDER BILL'S AFRAID." That's what keeps perpetuating the Right and partisanship. Even reading John Podhoretz' column inside the Post pages, he bashes her the entire time, but he did get this right:
"...Clinton or her Capitol Hill interlocutors, who once again proved that the terms 'fact-finding' and 'congressional hearing' are mutually exclusive." I agree with that, so what a waste of time. All the Democrats who questioned Ms. Clinton thanked her for her service,etc. Only one Republican wished her well, that I heard, and joked that he hopes she's successful in her future except for one area. That was the laugh of the day.
Congressional hearings began in good faith and over time and bitterness have disintegrated into partisan BS. Who will ever forget the disgraceful questioning to Anita Hill during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings? Absolutely the first time I remember it being so disgusting and hateful and it's only continued. Stop it! If you aren't interested in fact-finding, don't waste our time and tax dollars. Throw all of them out!
Sidebars: Okay, people, I am trying to watch American Idol, but it is getting increasingly more difficult. After all the hoopla about Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey not getting along, I think it's all hype. No different than any other panel of high profile, egomaniacal, narcissists. Surprisingly, I think Nicki Minaj comes off the best. She seems like the least full of it between Mariah, Randy (who has said the same crap for 12 seasons), and Nicki. I am not mentioning Keith Urban because the producers aren't giving him much air time yet. He seems solid and benign. Hope we hear more from him in the future. I am finding Randy Jackson more unbearable than ever. Just keeping it real, dog. Still experience the deep freeze in the East. Will it break this weekend? It's as if we slipped into Canada. We are getting flurries with blue skies. How weird is that? Send warm thoughts.
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