A small army of new recruits to the FBI thought they were signing on to fight terrorism only to find out that their superiors are more interested in old-fashioned crime, including adult pornography, than in heading off another 9/11. At least, that’s the way it seems.
The once party potentate, fearless leader, slaughterer of terrorists and self-proclaimed “smoke ’em out”-er of Osama bin Laden is now persona non grata in his own Christian conservative campground, a/k/a the GOP. Can one lady, Katrina, have wreaked this much havoc and prompted rebellion? Seems so.
President Bush’s apparent intention to nominate a woman or a member of a minority group to succeed retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor could make it harder for Democrats to oppose the nominee on philosophical grounds, even if Bush chose someone they regarded as “outside the mainstream” or likely to vote to restrict abortion rights.
Senate Republican leader Bill Frist Monday defended his blind trust’s sale of stock he owned in the health care company founded by his family, saying that he and staff spent two months checking the legality and ethics of the deal before he directed the sale in June.