Watch Slick Willie Squirm

Michelle Malkin has an excellent Vent on former President Clinton’s Tom Cruise moment on Chris Wallace’s Fox News show yesterday.

Politics makes such strange bed-fellows. For months, Clinton has floated around from interviews to appearances with his usual yukkity-yuk banter. Then suddenly he (and his minions) are ranting into whatever microphones they can find about the unfavorable light cast upon him by the Path to 9/11. Yes, it’s a bitter pill, and yes, hindsight is 20/20, but if the rest of us have to made amends for our mistakes, who gives YOU a pass? Yesterday he wagged his finger at Chris Wallce; all red-faced that he’s suspected of “not doing enough” during his term to combat Terrorism. Then he trots out the usual –

“you did FOX’s bidding on this show”,
“conservative hit job”,
“you came here under false pretenses”,
“you people”,
“I never criticized President Bush”,
“that sort of dismissive theme”,
“And you’ve got that little smirk on your face. It looks like you’re so clever…”,
“they’ve done a serious disinformation campaign”,
“you guys try to create the opposite impression” –

Howard Dean talking points at approximately the same decibal level. Newsbusters has the transcript.

Conspiricy spinning 101. Chris Wallace should be commended for not losing HIS cool. As much as I’ve disagreed with Clinton over the years, it’s still sad to see a former President slip to this low point. It’s Monica, but worse. Can’t be long now before he makes it down to ol’ Jimmah’s level.

UPDATE: The Anchoress caught the “I never criticized President Bush” ha-ha-ha as well.

Which is just too funny, because he has done it before both foreign and domestic audiences…

Siggy has the Bill Clinton lie-detector test. Outstanding post – read the whole thing!

Of course, behavior patterns rarely change. In Mr Clinton’s case, with his long and distinguished career of deceit (political, personal and every other iteration), leaning forward and pointing his finger (deliberate behaviors meant to emphasize sincerity and believability) are the kind of body language that are dead give aways to even the most mediocre and ill informed students of psychology. That’s right- you would be aware of that truth even if you graduated at the bottom of the night school at Addis Ababa Technical Community College.

Murder or Honor Killing?

How long before this senseless Atlanta murder is recategorized as an Honor Killing?

The cold-case murder of Sparkle Reid Rai, daughter of popular Atlanta news reporter Donna Lowry Reid, has returned to the spotlight, reopening old wounds for her family, but asking new questions.

From WLBT, Jackson Mississippi:

Police say the mastermind of this murder is Chiman L. Rai. He was arrested in Louisville, Kentucky. Rai, who is of Indian descent, owned the Wee Land Grocery Store on Bailey Avenue. Rai’s son, Ricky, had been married to Sparkle, who is black, for only one month. Prosecutors say the Rai family was not pleased with the interracial marriage.

[…] In fact, police think the two moved to Atlanta to get away from the family.

From WSB Radio:

…22-year-old Sparkle Reid Rai was fatally stabbed and strangled in her Union City apartment in April, 2000. Her seven-month-old daughter was nearby. Reid Rai’s mother is Channel 11 reporter, Donna Lowry Reid.

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard says the alleged motive was a contract killing for “cultural reasons:” the young woman’s Indian father-in-law didn’t want his son married to a non-Indian woman.

“A decision was made that Ms. Rai should not be a member of that family,” Howard says. “Efforts were made to dissuade her from continuing the relationship; efforts were made to get her to withdraw from the marriage. And when that did not work out, the decision was made to pay to have her killed.”

[…] “He is remarried and one of the interesting things that we found is that his new family knew nothing about his former family and the fact that he has a daughter.”



Since the college kid was home this weekend, I took an enforced break from TV/news/blogs. I heard rumblings about Clinton’s red face, his finger pointing and adolescent justifications for his many shortcomings. More on that later.

Colbert King writes in the WaPo about his couple of days away from Washington. From a distance, he could really see what it was all about – POWER, nothing more, nothing less.

Self-regarding members of Congress, intent on keeping their jobs, have forgotten all about enemies who are so convinced of America’s evil and their own righteousness that they can justify making everything in this country — its national treasures and its people — targets for destruction.

Listen closely to the huffing and puffing on Capitol Hill. It’s all about criticizing each other on the war. They work themselves into a lather arguing about which party can best represent Americans in the hallowed halls of Washington. Watch as they strut and brag about how their party is, because of a surfeit of patriotic zeal, best able to hold terrorist-harboring countries accountable.

But then this …

Unless I’m mistaken, the Sept. 11 hijackers didn’t ask the doomed passengers if they were Democrats or Republicans. They didn’t care one bit if the people strapped in their seats for takeoff were liberals, conservatives or neocons.

When I read those words, this memory flooded my mind …

It’s not conservative or liberal,
However they’re defined;
It’s not about interpretation,
Or the judgement of the mind;

It’s the opposite of politics,
Power or prestige;
It’s about a simple message,
And whether we believe.

It’s still the cross,
It’s still the blood of Calvary;
That cleanses sins,
And sets the captives free.
It’s still the name,
The name of Jesus,
That has power to save the lost;
It’s still the cross.

(It’s Still The Cross / The Calvarymen)

The Anchoress reposts “The Art of the Painless Coup” – one of my first readings that lead to the thought that “I can do this…” But this time around, what strikes me is …

It is true that there are many illusions in the world. And on the world stage there stride some masters of the sleight-of-hand and the misdirection – you can recognise them because they are all of a mind, and of a piece, and they are all working different parts of the same trick.

But if you can recognise a trick for what it is, you can prevail against it.


They (the politicians) just don’t get it. In a nutshell, they’ve returned to the 9/10 mindset. The enemy understands the sentiment in the song above more than any politician. It is why they hate us and vow with their last breaths to kill us all.

“From hell’s heart, I stab at thee…with my last breath, I spit at thee” (Moby Dick and/or The Wrath of Khan, depending on your generation)

America has an enemy, evil and determined to wipe out all we hold dear. Just like a spider.

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