'No way I was going to run out': Roger Clemens
is a machine. And I mean that in a positive way. ... Speaking of machines: Papi!
Blame Game Trench Warfare Update, Part II:
Interesting developments in the Katrina ideological trench warefare front: This liberal op-ed
is firing #2 and #3 volleys ('we will only have ourselves to blame') in a clever high-ground attempt to relieve pressure on those firing relentless #5 rounds. ... Meanwhile, this conservative columnist
comes right out and says -- 'in the interest of balance' -- that his #4 rounds are in direct response to the constant #5 fusillades. I'm not sure telegraphing your ideological strategy is a good thing, but its honesty is quite refreshing. There's also this column
that mixes #1s and #4s (media bashing) grapeshot. ...
FYI: Following is an abbreviated argumentative points list for those keeping track of the Katrina ideological blame game: 1.) Act of God. 2.) Blame pols for pre-storm levee work etc. 3.) Post-storm fair-game criticism. 4.) Blame locals 5.) Blame Bush.P.S.
snags this WaPo story
on the horror within the N.O. convention center. The story will surely attract lots of ideological attention. Does it mean the media originally overstated or underestimated the convention-center nightmare? Did the relative inaction of police and Guard troops reflect poorly on local authorities -- or merely reflect the fact federal troops should have arrived sooner? Stay tuned. The ideologues will have answers soon.