Quote of the Day

Heard today, somewhere around 5:15 pm on Sean Hannity’s radio show, while driving home:

Dana Perino on politics in Washington – “If you’re not at the table, then you’re on the menu.”

Paraphrased, of course, since I was DRIVING.

Washington has always been a puzzle inside of an enigma. Ever since the ground was broken in the swamplands that would become our nation’s capital, the circus moved in and never went home. Nothing illustrates the depths that the political press are plumbing better than The Anchoress’ ten questions for the White House. Somebody needs to ask them, since our “free press” refuses.

Freedom? Who needs it? Obama believes that democracy is overrated. He views the slaughter of Iranian protestors as “robust debate.” Jeeezzz Louise. His presidency gets more surreal by the day.

IG-Gate Continues to Unfold

Just like an onion. The more you peel, the more layers you find.

Stacy is on it! The Walpin firing is just the tip of the iceberg.

Whatever Walpin’s reputation, however, sources familiar with his dismissal believe it was no accident that he was shown the door immediately after getting into a dispute with Eric Holder’s Justice Department over a program affiliated with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, an enthusiastic political ally of Obama.

Now there’s more – regarding the Inspector General for Amtrak, Fred Wiederhold. Did Amtrack undermine his authority and/or independence? What about Eleanor Acheson?

Neil Barofsky, the special IG for the TARP free-for-all financial bailout is next. You watch.

Given the controversial nature of the TARP — including the public outcry over bonuses paid to top employees of insurance giant AIG, a bailout beneficiary — Grassley is by no means the only member of Congress interested in preserving Barofsky’s independence. In April, Geithner was grilled by Texas Republican Rep. Jeb Hensarling and other members of Congress at a hearing after Barofsky reported a “staggering” amount of fraud in the bailout program.

Passings

Two icons of the 70’s passed away today:

Michael Jackson at age 50 from cardiac arrest- remember the adorable boy with the powerful voice, not the strange being he became.

Farrah Fawcett at age 62 from cancer – every girl wanted to be her.

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