Assassination, Impeachment and Prison Sentences
  • Raymond Hunter Geisel (no relation to the awesomest Geisel ever) was arrested in Florida today for threatening to assassinate Barack Obama. One nutjob down, too many to go. [Politico]
  • A President is going to get impeached! No, not ours. Pakistan's own Uncle Pervy. [HuffPo]
  • Salim Hamdan, convicted earlier this week of driving for Osama bin Laden, was sentenced today to 66 months in prison. He's already been at Gitmo for 61 months, which means he should be released in 5 but this is the Bush Administration until January 20th. [Washington Post]
  • Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, he of the racy and lied-about text messages, was set to jail today for violating the conditions of his bond. The judge said, "If it was not Kwame Kilpatrick sitting in that seat — if it was John Six-Pack sitting in the seat — what would I do? And the answer is simple." Thought Kilpatrick, as he is likely wont to do, "But I am Kwame Kilpatrick!" And then off to the hoosegow he was led. [NY Times]
  • In the mean time, the Democratic party's statement of principle on the Iraq War has been leaked. The war was bad, troops will be redeployed, we need a "diplomatic surge" and there's going to be (one hopes) an increasingly small number of troops there for a while yet so that the Dems can't be accused of cutting and running though they still will be. [Washington Independent]
  • Margaret Dupes and her (recently fired) high school newspaper adviser are pissed that the high school's principal spiked her piece decrying abstinence-only education. Said principal told the adviser that he was uncomfortable with the content, but his lawyer's telling the press that it was because he was convinced it must've been written by an adult. Great faith in your students, sir! [UPI]