From the daily archives: Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Not surprisingly, Ohio’s Republicans are coming out in support for George Bush’s decision to give Scooter Libby a pass after he was convicted of lying to a federal grand jury and obstructing the CIA leak investigation.

Robert T. Bennett, chairman of the Ohio Republican Party said “the sentence was out of line. I think most of the voters, when they analyze it, will feel fine about it.”

House Minority Leader John Boehner said “I agree with the president’s decision… It ensures that the interests of both justice and fairness are served.”

Rep. Pat Tiberi said Bush “exercised his constitutional […]

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The recent issue of Columbus Monthly magazine’s “Best of Columbus 2007” piece has a couple of winners that we’ve been discussing here at Plunderbund.

Best Lobbying Campaign

Dancers for Democracy. “They humanized their industry”, says CM, “portraying exotic dancers as young moms and college students trying to make a living.”

Best Politcal One-Liner

“Mr. Mayor, tear down this mall”, by Bill Todd. “What the declaration lacked in substance- Coleman does not have the power to demolish or do anything else with a privately owner mall- it more than made up for in style,” says the magazine.

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Happy Birthday, America

On July 4, 2007 By

Americans singing the National Anthem in Kaiserslautern, Germany before last summer’s World Cup game against Italy. If this doesn’t give you goosebumps, I think you might be dead.

BTW, if you ever want to experience this kind of politics-free patriotism, come to a US-Mexico game at Crew Stadium with me (and the attendant pub crawls before and after). Another little patriotic World Cup highlight after the jump.

Happy 4th everybody. Stay safe.

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It’ll never happen, but…

An appropriate Special Comment for our nation’s birthday celebration.

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