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Shootin' Thru The 'Tubes

Relatively slow news weekend. Nonetheless there are some things Shootin' Thru The 'Tubes:

With Al-Qaeda having been the center of attention this past week, one had to know that another Bin Laden video would be forthcoming. I think it's still up in the air whether this was a "new" release or simply a "Best Of" rehash. But perhaps the most interesting commentary comes courtesy of a man who knows a thing or two about being Public Enemy #1.

The '08 election suffered it's first casualty yesterday and it wasn't Crazy Train like everyone has been breathlessly speculating. Instead it was former Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore III who bowed out of the campaign citing poor fundraising numbers. Of course there's also the fact, as pointed out by Carpetbagger over at TPM, that no one really knew who the hell Gilmore was, let alone that he was running for president.

President Bush is desperate to stave off judgment of the 'surge'. Friday saw yet more bad news as Sens. Lugar and Warner unveiled legislation to change the mission in Iraq (nevermind that Bush has been doing that for years). So to brunt some of the pressure, Bush has taken to placing increased emphasis on Gen. Petreaus. But his has some wondering if the general is just being set up as the fall guy.

(Filed at State of the Day)


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