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Mr. Fish - King George

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Assaulted Blogger Is Pressing Charges Against Allen

The man whom staffers of Va. Sen. George Allen attacked on Tuesday for asking the senator combative questions is fighting back

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  • Posted on Nov 1, 2006 READ MORE


    Staying the Rhetorical Course

    George Bush has dealt with the failure of his “stay the course” strategy by pretending it never existed, but will other candidates who once abused the phrase follow suit?  And will the media hold them accountable?

    Posted on Oct 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush and Clinton
    Left: forbes.com/Right: time.blogs.com

    Bush Blames Clinton Again

    George W. Bush, retreating to familiar ground, has blamed the Clinton administration for North Korea’s nuclear arsenal.  But the official who brokered the Clinton-era deal with North Korea called the idea “ludicrous,” and defended his efforts.

    Posted on Oct 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Foley caption
    From AndrewSullivan.com

    Yuck Yuck

    This is the winner of Andrew Sullivan’s “Mark Page - George Bush” photo caption contest. Larger image

    Posted on Oct 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Actually, Tenet DID Warn Rice of Al Qaeda

    A review of White House records shows that George Tenet did, in fact call an emergency meeting about Al Qaeda with Condi Rice on July 10, 2001.

    Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


    George Allen’s True Colors

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    Posted on Sep 28, 2006 READ MORE


    Marie Cocco: The Race That ‘Macaca’ Made

    The unraveling of Virginia Sen. George Allen’s reelection campaign may have begun with a single offensive remark caught on tape, but his competitor’s Lamont-style netroots insurgency is just as responsible for making the race tight.

    Posted on Sep 27, 2006 READ MORE


    George Allen and macaca
    From CNN

    More N-Word Accusations Against Sen. Allen Surface

    Three former college football teammates of Sen. George Allen say the Virginia Republican repeatedly used the racial epithet to describe blacks back in the 1970s. And one of those ex-teammates is even putting his name on the record. (Salon ad req’d)

  • UPDATE: Other accusers come forward

  • Posted on Sep 25, 2006 READ MORE


    John Dean and Elizabeth Holtzman
    Dean: AP; Holtzman: The Nation

    John Dean and Liz Holtzman Square Off on Impeaching Bush

    Former Nixon aide John Dean and former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, who were foes during the early stages of the Nixon impeachment hearings in 1973, sound off in separate interviews on the prospects of impeaching President Bush. (Dean and Holtzman will debate the topic at UCLA on Sept. 13 at a Truthdig/The Nation Institute-sponsored event.)

  • Click here for the Dean interview
  • Click here for the Holtzman interview

  • Posted on Sep 12, 2006 READ MORE


    George Allen 'hearts' Black People
    From georgeallen.com

    I Love Black People!

    In an apparent attempt to control the fallout of his ostensibly racist “macaca” remark, Virginia Sen. George Allen has updated his website with a picture of him embracing a woman with dark skin. But the damage has been done. He’s losing in the polls to his rival for the Senate (and Allen was until recently being touted as presidential material…). (h/t: HuffPo)

  • Ana Marie Cox says historians will study this episode as an example of how NOT to do damage control.

  • Posted on Aug 28, 2006 READ MORE


    S.R. Sidarth
    Rich Lipski / The Washington Post

    Macaca-thon!

    Can’t get enough backstory on Va. Sen. George Allen’s racist remark? Neither can the Washington Post, which posted this 1,300-word profile on the object of Allen’s remark, 20-year-old U. Va student S.R. Sidarth.

  • Allen’s lead over his rival for the Senate has evaporated in the wake of his comment. (Go, blog power!)

  • Posted on Aug 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Sen. Allen Apologizes for ‘Macaca’ Remark

    The Virginia senator tracked down the university student whom he maligned with the racist remark and apologized, but the damage is already done. In stepping into this steaming pile of macaca, Allen may have just kissed any 2008 presidential hopes goodbye.

    Posted on Aug 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Sen. Allen’s New Explanation for ‘Macaca’

    Apparently, the Virginia senator was intending to call a rival campaign volunteer a sh—head when he called him “macaca.” How’s that work out? Read the explanation at The Hotline.

    Posted on Aug 16, 2006 READ MORE


    S.R. Sidarth and George Allen
    From Salon.com and Youtube.com

    GOP Senator’s Ethnic Slur Provokes Outrage, Apology

    Virginia Sen. (and presidential hopeful) George Allen referred to a young volunteer of Indian descent as “macaque,” which is tantamount to “monkey” or the “N word” among African immigrants. (Much more after the jump… but for quick hits: story / video / word origins)

    Posted on Aug 16, 2006 READ MORE


    Rob Corddry

    Corddry: Unsure if Allen?s Racism Helps or Hurts Him

    Jon Stewart asked “Daily Show” correspondent Rob Corddry if Virginia Sen. George Allen had damaged his image by using a racial slur to describe a young campaign worker. Corddry: ?I don’t know what ?macaque? means, but it sure as sh—sounds racist. And John, here in Virginia, I’m still not sure if that helps or hurts a guy.?

    Posted on Aug 16, 2006 READ MORE


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    ‘What a Preposterous First Question’

    George Galloway, the Scottish MP who came to international prominence for his outspoken opposition to the war in Iraq, engages in a heated (and abusive) debate with a Sky News anchor over the morality of the Israel-Hezbollah conflict. We don’t agree with Galloway on everything, but this is the rare shouting match with substance.
    NOTE: Broken link to video is now working

    Posted on Aug 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Gen. George Casey

    Top U.S. General in Iraq: Civil War ‘Most Significant Threat’

    Gen. George Casey, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, said a civil war ?certainly is possible” and is ?the most significant threat right now? in Iraq. He is the latest in a series of top generals to say so. (Earlier: Gen. Abizaid and Gen. Pace)

    Posted on Aug 8, 2006 READ MORE


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    Perversion for Profit

    Check out this ultra-campy educational film from the 1960s about the rise of pornographic culture. Money quote: “We know that once a person is perverted, it is practically impossible for that person to adjust to normal attitudes in regards to sex.” (h/t: BoingBoing)

    Posted on Aug 6, 2006 READ MORE


    The Bushes on Larry King
    From crooksandliars.com

    Bush, Pleasing God by Skipping Briefings on Sunday

    In a mostly softball interview with Larry King Thursday night, President Bush said that he doesn’t get intelligence briefings on Sunday. (Presumably because that’s the day the Lord takes a break from those updates, too.)

  • Story about the interview
  • Full transcript

  • Posted on Jul 7, 2006 READ MORE


    George Bush, Alcoholic - Part 5

    Yahoo! health columnist Patrick Moore wraps up his five-part series on George Bush’s untreated alcoholism with a zinger: “President Bush cannot be of service to his country until he looks inward and surrenders to the fact that he is an alcoholic, with all the challenges the disease of alcoholism carries with it.”

    Posted on Jun 30, 2006 READ MORE


    George Bush, the Alcoholic (Pt. 4)

    Yahoo! health columnist Patrick Moore continues his five-part series on what he terms President Bush’s “untreated alcoholism.”

  • Today’s update: “Mr. Bush lives by the creed, ‘Stay the Course!’  But that course is disastrous on everything from the environment to health care to education to national security. He is like a drunk who insists on driving even as the passengers in the car scream, ‘Stop!  For God’s sake, stop!’ ”

  • Posted on Jun 29, 2006 READ MORE


    George Bush, the Alcoholic (Pt. 3)

    Yahoo!‘s health columnist continues his series about the dangers of Bush’s “dry drunk” syndrome. “Like most alcoholics, the president is a frequent liar, but he is not a particularly good one.  He has surrounded himself with advisors who embrace the strategy that if one repeats a lie over and over with complete conviction that it becomes true.”

    Posted on Jun 28, 2006 READ MORE


    George Bush, the Alcoholic: Pt. 1

    A health columnist/blogger for Yahoo! kicks off a five-part series on how, in his opinion, Bush’s untreated alcoholism is hurting the country. “Our country is like the family of an alcoholic, devastated by the drinker’s actions but powerless to stop them.”

    Posted on Jun 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Classic Scheer Interviews From ‘Playing President’

    In a 1980 interview between George H.W. Bush and then-L.A. Times reporter Robert Scheer, Bush revealed his belief in a winnable nuclear war—which many observers think lost him the Republican nomination to Ronald Reagan. Check out this interview and many more in Scheer’s new book “Playing President.”

    Posted on Jun 15, 2006 READ MORE


    We the People

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    What Me Worry?

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    AP / Mannie Garcia

    George Clooney Urges Action on Darfur Genocide

    The Academy Award-winning actor said at a press conference with Sens. Barack Obama and Sam Brownback, “What we cannot do is turn our heads and look away and hope that this will somehow disappear.”

    Posted on Apr 28, 2006 READ MORE


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