Okay, let's go to today's press conference at the White House:
Q I was just going to say, speaking of Bush real quick, does -- he called former President Bush before the Lejeune speech. Do you think he’ll call him tomorrow or plans to see him in Texas?
MR. GIBBS: I don’t believe there are plans to see him, but my sense is that it will be one of the calls that he makes tomorrow.
Isn't that sweet? Barack and Bush are phone buddies. They're in the same call circle. They probably Facebook each others asses. I really find that to be the most disgusting, that Barack wanted to claim to be opposed to the Iraq War while campaigning and now all he does is follow Bush' policies and chat on the phone with Bush like a little girl.
I'm so sick of this nonsense.
I will probably write about something -- ANYTHING -- other than Barack's speech last night.
Okay, let's talk Third. Along with Dallas, the following worked on the latest edition:
The Third Estate Sunday Review's Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess, and Ava,
Rebecca of Sex and Politics and Screeds and Attitude,
Betty of Thomas Friedman Is a Great Man,
C.I. of The Common Ills and The Third Estate Sunday Review,
Kat of Kat's Korner (of The Common Ills),
Cedric of Cedric's Big Mix,
Mike of Mikey Likes It!,
Elaine of Like Maria Said Paz),
Ruth of Ruth's Report,
Wally of The Daily Jot,
Trina of Trina's Kitchen,
Marcia of SICKOFITRDLZ,
Stan of Oh Boy It Never Ends,
Isaiah of The World Today Just Nuts,
and Ann of Ann's Mega Dub.
What did we come up with? Not a whole lot, honestly.
Truests were chosen by Betty, Jim, Wally, Ty, Stan, Isaiah, Rebecca and me. Everyone else was already gone and tired.
So we went with two that stood out and we only had two. We were tired. More might have come to mind if we weren't so tired.
Jim breaks down the edition.
Now this I like. Our problem with the editorial was that we didn't want to just copy and paste what C.I. wrote last Thursday. So we went at it a little bit differently. I think it worked out really well and I love the illustration.
Ava and C.I. wrote this and, no surprise, it predicts the big loss of Glee. :D Ha. They knew it was coming. This really is a great piece and I was watching The NewsHour tonight and realized just how strong this piece was after the TV segment on The NewsHour.
This was a quick roundtable on Iraq. I think this went well and by this time we thought the entire edition had fallen apart.
And this really scored as well and also came after we thought we had nothing. I wish there was an illustration but I still love this.
And an important article we reprint from the UK's Socialist Worker.
Followed by highlights. See, we really couldn't nail down the edition. But we did try over and over. And sometimes that's how it goes.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"