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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

In Brief - September 5th, 2006

Here is today's extended news digest:
  • Keith Olbermann has done it again. In a special comment on President Bush’s speech, MSNBC's Countdown host says Bush will regret following in the footsteps of Donald Rumsfeld in comparing war critics to Nazis. Olbermann is surely the Edward R. Murrow of our time. If you want to show your appreciation, it doesn't hurt to write to
  • Good news from the 5th District: Peter Goldmark will soon report a total of over $300,000 raised during the last two months. His opponent, Cathy Ann Rodgers (nee McMorris) has just filed her August 30 report with the Federal Elections Commission, showing that she raised only $161,000 during those same months. This is the second time that Peter has significantly outraised his opponent. The Goldmark campaign has now raised some $510,000 since April, while the Republican has managed only $286,000.
  • Representative Louise Slaughter has a special post up on DailyKos asking activists to remind ABC that the netowork has a responsibility to make clear that its deceitful "Path to 9/11" is not a documentary. Another diarist has a post with Richard Clarke's response to a key scene in the fictionalized movie. And yet another writer describes Scholastic's shameful participation in spreading the "Path to 9/11" garbage.
  • Meanwhile, ABC correspondents are reporting that Osama bin Laden, America's most wanted man, will not face capture in Pakistan if he agrees to lead a "peaceful life," - and that's according to Pakistani officials. So much for Dubya's claim that his administration is working with allies "to deny terrorists the enclaves they seek to establish in ungoverned areas across the world."
  • Eli Sanders of The Stranger disclosed that Ed Murray has endorsed Jamie Pedersen in the six way race for the open seat in the 43rd District.
Oh, and one final thing - Mike McGavick appeared on 710 KIRO host Dori Monson's show today for questioning. McGavick said, tellingly, "I enjoy a drink. Drink too much and drive? No. No, I will not." He also admitted that "social drinking is a part of my life", confirming what many observers had quickly suspected after he initially made his half-hearted confession.

Too much, eh? That seems like a pretty loose standard. McGavick says he won't follow a zero tolerance policy about drinking and driving. Another indication he isn't responsible enough to serve the people of Washington State in the U.S. Senate.

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