A BUZZFLASH ANALYSIS
Not only is this the earliest primary run for the presidency, it's starting to look like perhaps the most fluid.
We got Fred Thompson, the last great actor hope of the Busheviks (and laziest U.S. Senator in recent history), about to make an end run to head the pack of GOP dwarfs and con artists (that guy must need a lot of Viagra with his bourbon to keep up with his zaftig trophy wife whom he married after divorcing his childhood sweetheart). We got the possibility that if the Dem candidates start to bunch up -- or if, on the other hand, the likely winner of the Dem primaries looks like a loser in the general election -- that Al Gore might come to the rescue and enter the race in the fall.
MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
All of the GOP supporters coming out for Libby . . . poor, poor little Libby having to go to jail for a few months . . . this criminal Bush GOP sentenced hundreds of thousands of people to death. This criminal Bush GOP have sentenced millions of innocent men, women, and children to a life of poverty, a life without homes, without an education, without a stable government.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
Though he may like to think so, Fred Thompson is neither a Davy Crockett nor a Daniel Boone, just like he isn’t a real District Attorney! It’s all a façade---below the surface there is no substance to any of these Repuglicans and that’s why they have to conjure up a made for television charade!
by Linda Milazzo
Democrats in Congress, this message is for YOU! There's a reason Republicans call Democrats weak. IT'S BECAUSE YOU DAMN FREAKING ARE!!
My first BuzzFlash installment in what I have now decided will be an ongoing series under this title was published in this space on May 7, 2007, following the first Republican Presidential Debate. As I noted at the time, hearing these men talk brought many a chuckle to my throat. And so here are some more chuckles, garnered from the news, and a couple of possibly not-so-funny items.
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section. A recommended "site of the day" will also appear occasionally following the summaries.
It's not a bombshell he left the party
Many guessed he'd sometime try it
But the guy is so absurdly wealthy
I'm surprised he didn't just buy it.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan
To everything, there is a season. A time for war, a time for peace. Ecclesiastes, Hebrew Scriptures
I wish I could say I thought of something profound as I saw the president and his wife's picture on that billboard on Hwy 317 in my rearview mirror on my way out of Crawford today. I will be back for the final weekend farewell to Camp Casey on July 6, but I won't be back as the owner of property there, or as a leader of the American peace movement.