June 6, 2007

Top Five

A quick rundown of the posts I have read during my travels around the series of tubes.

- The Nation: During last night Republican presidential debate all the candidates had the chance to answer the following question: how they would "use" the outgoing president in their administrations? My favorite answer was giving by Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo who stated the President would never darken the door of the White House in this administration.

- Rolling Stone: If you love President Bush, then you are going to love Rudy Giuliani. Matt Taibbi goes in-depth about how much worst a Giuliani Presidency would be for our democracy.
Rudy giuliani is a true American hero, and we know this because he does all the things we expect of heroes these days -- like make $16 million a year, and lobby for Hugo Chávez and Rupert Murdoch, and promote wars without ever having served in the military, and hire a lawyer to call his second wife a "stuck pig," and organize absurd, grandstanding pogroms against minor foreign artists, and generally drift through life being a shameless opportunist with an outsize ego who doesn't even bother to conceal the fact that he's had a hard-on for the presidency since he was in diapers. In the media age, we can't have a hero humble enough to actually be one; what is needed is a tireless scoundrel, a cad willing to pose all day long for photos, who'll accept $100,000 to talk about heroism for an hour, who has the balls to take a $2.7 million advance to write a book about himself called Leadership. That's Rudy Giuliani. Our hero. And a perfect choice to uphold the legacy of George W. Bush.
- The Carpetbagger Report: The GOP presidential candidates rather hate gay people than protect Americans from terrorists.

- Election Central: Rudy Giuliani flip-flops on making English the country's official language to appease this Conservative base.

- The Fan House: I can’t believe that I’m going to say this but, I actually agree with Chicago White Sox manger Ozzie Guillen.


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