“as the liberal blogosphere exploded”

Glenn has the details and updates on the matter of Melissa’s rehiring by the John Edwards campaign. My readers might notice I haven’t said anything about Amanda Marcotte. That isn’t because I have anything against her, but I am not a regular reader of hers and have therefore no basis to speak.

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This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco, this ain’t no foolin’ around

Crooks & Liars has video of Nancy Pelosi on this manufactured scandal about her “personal plane.”

Here’s the scenario, not to alarm the public so it cannot be detailed without great care by the speaker herself, but you must understand how the line of succession works. If something happened, a terrorist incident, and the president is killed or incapacitated, there must immediately be a president already in full possession of capacity to act on behalf of the United States of America, a successor is therefore established in advance. If Dick Cheney were to be also incapacitated in this scenario, Nancy Pelosi would be the president as soon as anyone could swear her in.

That wouldn’t be a good time to be stuck on a long-distance commercial airplane. To have to force it to land with all its passengers on board, and everything that entails. Should I go on, and explain how she cannot even land such a plane in the kinds of secured locations she would need to be taken immediately to.

Nancy needs an airplane that gets her across the country without having to secure an extra landing strip and refueling station for every trip. It’s less expensive to get the bigger plane. I just wish it didn’t look so expensive.

Free concert up on the roof

I’m not linking to the hate

If you’ve been following the news, you might know that my friend Melissa McEwan, also known as Shakespeare’s Sister, was caught up in a manufactured scandal by a hateful man who claims to speak for the Romans, and who called her anti-Catholic.

This story was covered on many of the major news programs, including on CNN and MSNBC.

Melissa replied,

I’m not going to say a lot about this right now, but suffice it to say that the fact I cast a vote, without hesitation, for a Catholic during the last presidential election might suggest I’m not anti-Catholic.

My degree from Loyola University might also suggest the same.

John Edwards has done the right thing in keeping her on.

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Do the right thing, John

This is an historic time. We do not have the luxury to hope for opportunities in the future to correct what must be fixed now.

You are connected with a third rail, the blogosphere is powerful and can shock you if you are not properly grounded.

Choose your adventure.

Operation Flat Soccer Ball

I can’t do this story justice, read Ellroon for the details.