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10:00 PM ET, October 8, 2007


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Michelle Malkin:
Graeme Frost and the perils of Democrat poster child abuse Updated  —  Update 7:30pm Eastern.  Mark Steyn is uncowed by the unhinged...  Update 5:30pm Eastern.  A word for all the faux outraged leftists accusing conservative bloggers of waging a "smear campaign:" Asking questions …
The Corner:
The new poor  —  Over the weekend, I posted a couple of things re Graeme Frost, the Democratic Party's 12-year old healthcare spokesman.  Michelle Malkin reports that the blogospheric lefties are all steamed about the wingnuts' Swiftboating of sick kids, etc.  —  Sorry, no sale.
Richard Blair / All Spin Zone:
SCHIP and the Right Wing Swiftboating of Graeme Frost: Can the Snakes Slither Any Lower?  —  It's hard to believe that the right wing snakes could slither any lower.  When the entirety of the right wing blogosphere is hell bent on destroying a family for having had the temerity …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Attytood
Thers / Whiskey Fire:
Let Them Be and That's the Lesson  —  Michelle Malkin went …
Discussion: Pandagon
The Prowler / American Spectator:
PATRIOTIC GORE  —  The Democrat Party senior leadership is feeling a Rush.  Rush Limbaugh, that is.  Late last week, DNC Chair Howard Dean, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, his deputy, Sen. Dick Durbin and Senatorial Committee chair, Sen. Chuck Schumer, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi all signed off …
Fred File:
Fairness Doctrine Makes No Sense in Today's World  —  [NOTE: The American Spectator reports this chilling news: … This news about Democrats trampling on the First Amendment for political purposes ties into Fred's latest commentary.  -Sean]  —  Whether it's the situation in Iraq …
Bill Sammon / Examiner:
He's back: Sandy Berger now advising Hillary Clinton  —  WASHINGTON (Map, News) - Sandy Berger, who stole highly classified terrorism documents from the National Archives, destroyed them and lied to investigators, is now an adviser to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.
New York Times:
Democratic Concessions Are Expected on Wiretapping  —  Two months after vowing to roll back broad new wiretapping powers won by the Bush administration, Congressional Democrats appear ready to make concessions that could extend some of the key powers granted to the National Security Agency.
Discussion: DownWithTyranny! and PrairiePundit
Pamela Hess / Associated Press:
Democrats to unveil wiretapping bill
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
David Roberts / Gristmill:
Obama's energy proposal  —  Barack Obama is going to unveil the details of his energy plan today.  I haven't seen a copy of the speech or the plan yet, so all I have to go on is the reporting, which is just ... awful.  I can't decide which is worse, the L.A. Times, Reuters, or AP.
Cernig / The Newshoggers:
Gates Vs Cheney Over Iran War  —  The UK's Daily Telegraph had an interesting report yesterday which said that Bob Gates is the only real barrier within the Bush administration to Cheney's war with Iran. … That last sentence is the scariest thing I've read in weeks.
The man who stands between US and new war
Discussion: Confederate Yankee
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Bill Kristol's Favorite Bible Verse  —  Hard to parody: … Is this supposed to be a joke?  And then this remarkable passage from Clarence Thomas's book that Kristol finds instructive.  It refers to Thomas's grandfather's unbounded affection for his great-grandson, Jamal, in contrast to the way he had brought up Thomas himself:
Discussion: Beliefnet and Law Blog
Drudge Report:
DAN RATHER VOWED TO LEAK BUSH GUARD DOCS TO NEW YORK TIMES — IF CBS SPIKED  —  Former CBSNEWS anchor Dan Rather pressured CBS to air the failed Bush/National Guard story in September 2004, Howard Kurtz reports in his new blockbuster book: REALITY SHOW: INSIDE THE LAST GREAT TELEVISION NEWS RACE.
Boston Globe:
Military sees big decline in black enlistees  —  Iraq war cited in 58% drop since 2000  —  WASHINGTON - African-Americans, whose longstanding relationship with the US military helped them prove their abilities and offered a way to get ahead, have turned away from the armed forces …
Discussion: MoJoBlog
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Have Mercy, Have Mercy!  —  It may be a first.  Castration via live satellite hook up.  —  This morning, tough guy Joe Scarborough unloaded on "Iraqi losers" for complaining about Blackwater for blowing away so many Iraqi civilians.  —  Moments later, Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) comes on the show and sends Scarborough scurrying for cover.
Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
The Price of Freedom  —  IF THE DUTCH GOVERNMENT ABANDONS AYAAN HIRSI ALI, AMERICA SHOULD WELCOME HER.  —  If any country has enjoyed a long reputation for peaceful and democratic consensus combined with civic fortitude, that country is the Netherlands.  It was one of the special countries …
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