News from the weekend

The Washington Post has a couple nice pieces from this weekend that should warm the cockles of your heart.

First, the Post reported on Thursday that noted scumbag Jack Abramoff was indicted in Fort Lauderdale on fraud charges. Abramoff is quite possibly the worst person you've never heard of. He has conspired to unethically shut down tribal gaming operations (from behind the scenes) and then stepped forward to help those casinos restore their licenses--all for a hefty sum from both sides of the issue. He has given cash and cash-value gifts directly to Representatives Tom DeLay (Texas), Conrad Burns (Montana), Bob Ney (Ohio), and Senator John Cornyn (Texas). And he's just generally a turd. So it's pretty cool that he's finally facing the music. If DeLay hadn't castrated the House Ethics Committee, he'd be stewing in the same pot as his buddy Jack.

The other news from the weekend was the Sunday report that an anonymous senior White House official stated that what the Administration wanted to achieve in Iraq "was never realistic given the timetable or what unfolded on the ground." The source continues, "We are in a process of absorbing the factors of the situation we're in and shedding the unreality that dominated at the beginning." Those unrealities could, of course, include weapons of mass destruction, yellowcake uranium from Niger, "rape rooms" and "torture chambers", or the pulling down of Saddam's statue in Baghdad.

Now, all we need is an indictment for Karl Rove, and we're in good shape for a nice turnaround in 2006.