Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Roundup

Bits and bobs today... First, happy Norouz (Iranian New Year) everyone. A maybe conflict in Iran over nuclear arms is still slouching towards Bethlehem to be born. Neither American nor Iranian leaders seem all that keen to talk their way out of it. In fact, on the American end, Dennis Kucinich is talking about impeachment over this. Why this specifically, on top of everything else, is anyone's guess.

Meantime, no less august an organ of the American conservative movement than National Review has, on its blog The Corner, taken to abusing President Bush--not for his policies, but for allowing himself to be seen as a lame duck. Apparently, illegally invading a sovereign state, and demolishing America's international standing are lesser order crimes than failing to look tough about it.

Lastly, the only thing I will ever write in this space about the trial of Lord Conrad Black. His wife Barbara Amiel, once a columnist for some rag or other, publicly called a group of reporters vermin the other day. Then she called a female TV producer a slut. She managed to do it on a slow news day, too. We're not quite sure how this was supposed to aid her husbands cause. Feel free to comment with possible explanations.
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