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Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 30, 2008


The things even the “liberal” members of our mainstream media focus on never cease to amaze me.

Here’s Frank Rich about Hillary Clinton’s Tuzla sniper-fire story:

Sometimes only a shrink can decipher why some politicians persist in flagrantly taking giant risks, all but daring others to catch them in the act (see: Spitzer, Eliot). Carl Bernstein, a sometimes admiring Hillary Clinton biographer, has called the Bosnia debacle “a watershed event” for her campaign because it revives her long history of balancing good works with “ ‘misstatements’ and elisions,” from the health-care task force fiasco onward.

This is all about whether or not she faced sniper fire over a decade ago.

Meanwhile, John McCain is breaking the very campaign-finance laws he’s built his post-Keating-Five reputation on allegedly upholding, and where is Frank Rich on this? Hello? Frank? Bueller? Bueller?

Posted in 2008, Barack Obama, big money, GOP/Media Complex, Hillary Clinton, hypocrites, John McCain, media, Media machine, mediawhores | 4 Comments »

This Is Amazing

Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 30, 2008

From Reuters, via FDL’s news wire feed:

As gasoline prices broke records in 2007, Americans cut back on their driving for the first time in more than 20 years, according to the U.S. Federal Highway Administration.

Total travel fell 0.4 percent to 3.00 trillion miles from 3.01 trillion miles in 2006.

When we are driving, we’re driving more fuel-efficient cars. When we’re not driving, we’re using public transportation at the highest levels in five decades. We’re also biking a lot more, particularly in places like Portland and Minneapolis (which in 2005 beat out even Portland as America’s bike-commuting capital, and the number of bike commuters has only increased since then).

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