The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Monday, November 15, 2004

Welcome Back, Stalin!

Anyone familiar with 20th century history should tremble when they hear the word 'urge.' But here it is being discussed openly and without irony in reference to the United States government.

This story is about Powell's resignation. No surprise there. The one man with integrity in this administration went ahead and sold out-- thereby tarnishing his reputation (for being dishonest) and sinking his chances with W's cronies (for being honest). They're probably promoting Condie "historical document" Rice. She's obviously loyal and trustworthy.

Next is the scary tale of the purge at the CIA. No, not the folks who botched intelligence for the last four years-- the ones who tried to get the truth out. Yes, they're going to get the axe for being "disloyal" to the prez.,0,707331.story?coll=ny-top-headlines

Every reporter who expressed optimism that W would finally go centrist (in the words of Bullwinkle, "This time for sure!") should be given a serious noogie. And start doing their job, if it wouldn't be too much trouble. You've had a five-year vacation.