Where’s the Outrage? 10/14/06

Happy belated Friday the 13th.  Did the president really say that?  Did he say that he was amazed as the level of violence that the Iraqis tolerate?  Do the Iraqis have a choice?  Where they going to leave the country?

New study reveals that 650,000 Iraqis have died.  Our president is an expert epidemiologist.  He says the methodology has been discredited. I explain the method and why our president may be off base.  Again.

The President defenses Denis Hastert.  The President describes him as someone who gets things done.

North Korea has set off something.  Looks like a nuclear explosion.  Small but nuclear.  I speak with Joe Cirincione, senior vice president for National Security and Policy for the Center for American Progress.  He is a nuclear expert.  We’ll discuss our approach to North Korea and nuclear weapons.

Stephanie Miller, nationally syndicated talk show host, is in the House!!! Besides being funny, the girl knows what’s up!!! We discuss the implosion of the Republican Party.  Stephanie has a few words of wisdom on former Congressman Mark Foley who is the gift that seems to keep on giving.  This is a great interview with a Great radio personality.

Remember I’m on iTunes and on several other podcasting services.

Senator Reid: Questions about finances remain

From CNN.com:

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid paid cash for a $750,000 condo at the Ritz-Carlton where he lives. But when it comes to giving the doorman and other support staff Christmas bonuses, he’s been using campaign donations instead of his own money.

Federal election law bars candidates from converting political donations for personal use.

Questioned about the campaign expenditures by The Associated Press, Reid’s office said Monday his lawyers had approved them but he nonetheless was personally reimbursing his campaign for the $3,300 he had directed to the staff holiday fund at his residence.

Reid also announced he was amending his ethics reports to Congress to more fully account for a Las Vegas land deal — highlighted in an AP story last week — that allowed him to collect $1.1 million in 2004 for property he hadn’t personally owned in three years. more

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Now, I like Harry Reid.  He gives the Dems some fight.  On the other hand, questions about his finances have been circling around for over a year.  If he is clean then he needs to make everything look as clean as it is.  If he has been doing questionable or shady bookkeeping magic then he needs to resign.  The Dems must smell as pure a blossoming rose bud after a spring rain or the Republicans are going to chop us off at the knees.