Friday, June 15, 2007

A couple of news items worth noting.

As we Clevelanders mourn the sweep of the NBA playoffs by the fucking San Antonio Spurs against the Cavaliers, let's take a look at a couple of news items that should, but don't, get more press. Judge Reginald Walton, a Bush Sr. appointee, denied I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's request to remain free while his lawyers appeal his conviction for committing perjury and obstructing justice in the CIA leak case. George W. Bush has, so far, refused to get involved by pardoning him. The reason may have to do with a lot of questions being asked, such as, if Libby did nothing wrong then why does he need a pardon? And just how involved were he, Karl Rove and Dick Cheney in exposing then-CIA undercover operative Valerie Plame Wilson's identity? In other news that generally went ignored, presidential candidate John Edwards revealed more of his health care plan. So far, Edwards is the only candidate for president to offer such a detailed health care plan. But is this getting him the press he deserves for it? Not yet, but as 2008 and the first primaries draw near, it might.

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