Angelina Jolie Backs The Troop Surge!?S

  • "As for the question of whether the surge is working, I can only state what I witnessed: U.N. staff and those of non-governmental organizations seem to feel they have the right set of circumstances to attempt to scale up their programs. And when I asked the troops if they wanted to go home as soon as possible, they said that they miss home but feel invested in Iraq." From a thoughtful opinion piece written by...Angelina Jolie? Ummmm, does this mean she's joining her estranged dad in support of McCain? (Oh, and in case you were wondering, that's her with Gen. David Petraeus and some other broad earlier this month in Baghdad, where she supposedly did all the "observing" and "interviewing" she talks about in the column. ) [Washington Post]
  • "Anyone who says they don't enjoy the army is mad - you can spend a week hating it and the next week it could be the best thing in the world and the best job you could ever, ever wish for. It has got so much to offer." That was Prince Harry before he went to Afghanistan, where he apparently saw actual gunplay. We hear it's not rare out there! A three month tour, on the other hand... [Times Of London]
  • "Britney Spears is basically an analogy for the world." That's Rufus Wainwright. Leave it to the gays to cling to their cynicism.[NY Mag]

Angelina Jolie Backs The Troop Surge!?

  • Hey speaking of, one in a hundred Americans is in prison right now. I know, it sounds low. But expensive! Many states now spend as much on corrections as higher education. [Washington Post]
  • "I believe Sen. Obama better stay focused on his campaign with Senator Clinton, neither of whom has secured their party's nominee yet." Guess who? It's George W. Could you tell from the grammatical error? Or did you see it on CNN. He said it all stern-like, like he was making a threat. But like, what's the threat? Such an intriguing man. [The Swamp]
  • He also maintains there's no recession. Yeah, I'm with Rufus. [AP.]
  • I want to have his babies of the day: Jeffrey Fisher, an attorney representing fishermen suing Exxon for that oil spill thing that happened back during the Cold War who still, admirably, has his sense of humor. [Wash Post]