Brief Politics Linkfest
Alberto Gonzalez doubts habeas corpus (which is, you know, in the Constitution) and gets Senator Leahy mad. As a blogger on Andrew Sullivan's site notes, we should all be very angry.
Also, the innocent Canadian we accidentally sent to Syria to be tortured remains on the no-fly list.
Fox News spreads a false meme that Barack Obama is a Muslim, and potentially radical. I take back what I said earlier: the Republicans really are desperate, and I'm furious again. That one crazy writer who said Barack's tielessness made him look like Ahmedinijad (can't find the link right now, and I've got a bus to catch) was admittedly nuts, but it really does look like it was just one in a larger multipronged attempt by the Republican noise machine to turn Barack into a scary scary foreign Muslim, rather than a devout American Baptist. And anyone who calls him Barack "Hussein" Obama is playing along. Jesus.
Here's an interesting post by Kevin Drum, summarizing why Hillary actually could win it. The short version: she's actually polling pretty well, and given the past dozen years of unhinged vitriol coming from right-wing radio, what the heck could anyone say about her that would bring her numbers down more?
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