Archive for December 4th, 2007

Remarkable Redux

This is just amazing:

Reporter: I don’t know to what extent you have been briefed or been able to take a look at the NIE report that came out yesterday…

Huckabee: I’m sorry?

Reporter: The NIE report, the National Intelligence Estimate on Iran. Have you been briefed or been able to take a look at it…

Huckabee: No.

Reporter: Have you heard of the finding?

Huckabee: No.

Well, that sure inspires a lot of confidence, eh? Hell of a crack staff he must have assembled, too.

23 comments December 4th, 2007 at 11:16pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Huckabee,Iran


Just a couple of news items that made me do an “Oh, really?” double-take. First up, from National Review editor K-Lo’s “explanation” of Thomas Smith’s rather… fanciful Lebanon reporting:

I wish this hadn’t happened. I still think Smith is a well-intentioned reporter. We post him on a submission-by-submission basis and will continue to do so unless we have reason to decide otherwise. (And we are currently doing a more thorough review of all his work.)

So… Smith just makes shit up, and NRO wants to keep publishing him? Remarkable.

Second, from Dubya’s press briefing about the bombshell Iran NIE and what he knew, and when he knew it:

I was made aware of the NIE last week. In August, I think it was John – Mike McConnell came in and said, We have some new information. He didn’t tell me what the information was. He did tell me it was going to take a while to analyze.

So… DNI tells Dubya that there’s new information on Iran, and Dubya doesn’t even ask what it is? Remarkable.

I guess there’s a reason good conservative journalists are so hard to find…

5 comments December 4th, 2007 at 09:43pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Iran,Media,Republicans,War

Postal Photoblogging

Pictures of and around the NYC post office:

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Reflections in the rear window of a postal van/wagon. Note the Empire State Building at the bottom.

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I liked the combination of the wood grain and the blue paint.

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Random stuff in the UPS loading dock across the street.

15 comments December 4th, 2007 at 11:52am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: NJ/NYC,Photoblogging

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