'Dear Mary Mapes':
If you can only read one blog item today, make sure it's John Ellis' memo to Mary Mapes.
Brutal blogger bluntness at its very best.
‘Lowe throws stinker ...’, Part II: Pedro throws stinker.
Time to turn attention elsewhere. Pretend the Sox aren’t there. Maybe they’ll start playing better again. ... Ah, the Pats.
A very encouraging development yesterday: the Pats found a running back
(reg. requ.). It was great to see someone who sees holes where there’s not supposed to be holes. I.e. Corey Dillion has great lateral movement.
Mr. Blair speaks, Hub Blog listens: Tony Blair
is urging people not to waver on Iraq. Stirring words. Agree with him. ... Now only if we could get supporters of the war to start focusing on the war and stop the cop-out blaming of the media’s use of certain words
for not paying attention to the war. ... Good article in the Christian Science Monitor
on the ‘classic guerrilla war forming in Iraq.’ If the insurgency manages to jell together, it could take 10 years to defeat, military experts are warning. It may already be too late, but the lack of political coherency among insurgents is a big wedge we can still use against them. Get to January, hold the elections, and hope Iraqis rally to their new government. That’s the short-term goal with major long-term implications. ... Oh, forgot. Not supposed to use the word ‘insurgency.’ Must be more conscious of new conservative political correctness. My apologies. Everything else stands.
-- More Republican criticism
of the administration's handling of Iraq. ... They must have been quoted wrong. It simply can't be!