October 24, 2005



"George H. W. Bush, the president's father, was the head of the CIA, and he has said that outing a CIA agent is treason. So basically, what it looks like is going to happen, is that Libby and Karl Rove are going to be executed. Yes, and I don't know how I feel about it because I'm basically against the death penalty." - Al Franken, to David Letterman.



Bunnypants is getting vewwy, vewwy cwanky
An' it's evwybody else's fault!

"The President is just unhappy in general and casting blame all about," said one Bush insider. "Andy [Card, the chief of staff] gets his share. Karl gets his share. Even Cheney gets his share. And the press gets a big share."

[S]ources say Bush, who has a long history of keeping staffers in their place, has lashed out at aides as his political woes have mounted.

Bush is so dismayed that "the only person escaping blame is the President himself," said a sympathetic official, who delicately termed such self-exoneration "illogical."

Accountabilitude.