Monday, July 25, 2005

Updates and Follow-ups

John Roberts Jr., Federalist Society Member

I predicted
that whoever was nominated for the vacant Supreme Court slot would be a Federalist Society member. (I'm still not going to link to them.) Mr. Roberts claimed that he remembered no such association. But, as things go here in Your Nation's Capital, it isn't what you did. It's the coverup. Today The Washington Post finds that he appears in their 1997-1998 leadership directory. That was one clever piece of reportage, don't you think?

Ahhh, you say. He didn't say he wasn't a member. He said he didn't remember. Ok, I'll give you that. So don't you think the Senate Judiciary Committee should ask for a medical report? Perhaps he is suffering from early onset Altzheimer's. We would want to know that about a court nominee.

Hillary and Grand Theft Auto

If you haven't yet found out what all the fuss is about, thanks to Salon here is a Media Player version of the modified game part. It runs about a minutue and a half. (There are other versions around, but they all seem to take forever to load.) As always, if you are delicate, you might want to skip it. But if you aren't and this turns you on, you need ... um ... something. Very badly. And if Hillary thinks this is worth hearings, her reputation as a cold fish is well deserved.

Tucker Carlson, Ubiquitous

Ok, I didn't write about this. I meant to. Really. Instead Landru has been relentless in his pursuit of The Tucker. First he wanted you to punch Tucker in the gob then he begged in Tucker Carlson's gob, revisited. He followed that with 24/7 Tucker. He seems almost as obsessed with Tucker as Atrios is with Rick (Steve Gilliard has an excellent visual synopsis of this little problem.) Then today Landru says he is Up. To. HERE. with Tucker.

You'll all be glad to know that Radar Online has declared Tucker rich, but essentially DOA. Here's a bit of what they have to say.

"Propeller-necked pundit Tucker Carlson may have found a platform for his towel-snapping brand of conservatism on MSNBC’s The Situation, but industry insiders are predicting a dim future for the critically-lambasted show. Positioned dead last in prime-time cable news ratings, the political rant-fest has been a disappointment from day one, sources say—a sentiment echoed by New York Times’ TV critic Alessandra Stanley, who last month suggested MSNBC pull the plug on the crapulent show and “end the misery.”

If the notion of Tucker's video demise brings you great joy, you might want to read more.

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