My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


Quick Hits

:Scott Peterson Jury Recommends Death. This comes as no surprise at all to me. Knowing the horrific nature of how Lacy and their unborn son died, I had the feeling all along that once the jury was able to conclude that Scott did it, it would have no real choice but to recommend the death penalty.

:Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi and Others Admit To Using Steroids. Really?? You're kiddin', right? You mean it's not natural to gain fifty pounds of muscle weight AFTER age 35? That's not normal? Look, I'm not sure how much difference it makes in Bonds' stature in the game--he was a pretty prolific home run hitter when he was basically a twig fifteen years ago. But I do know that strength makes up for a few things at the plate, and maybe that one pitch that fooled him might have snuck by except for his enhanced musculature. But that doesn't change the fact that 99.7 percent of the population on the most strenuous steroid regimen still couldn't hit a major league curveball, much less a Randy Johnson fastball. This may tarnish his reputation, and some single-season records (ahem. . .calling Mr. McGwire), but 700 home runs is a remarkable feat, no matter how you do it.

:Kerik Withdraws His Nomination for Homeland Security. Well, yeah, a little immigration problem should be a big deal for the person in this position. But the other stuff . . .? Every once in a while, not always, mind you, but every once in a while this White House pulls something unbelievably amateurish. I wonder who was responsible for vetting this one. Think they still have a job?

:Ukrainian Presidential Candidate Poisoned. I guess it's time for some campaign reforms over there. Sens. McCain? Feingold? Any interest in helping them out? Given the resounding succuss your last "reform" was, we thought. . . Oh, never mind.

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