Kevin Spacey On The Bush Admin's Brain: It's This Big

  • Well, not really, but Mr. Spacey is reportedly on deck to play jailed, bribe-loving lobbyist Jack Abramoff in an upcoming movie, despite what Spacey thinks might be a size differential between the two men. [Politico]
  • So, it turns out that the CIA was already getting ready to torture people before the Bush Administration came up with its tortured legal analysis allowing it. [Washington Post]
  • Obama's National Intelligence Director tried to stick a line into Obama's torture report that torture did yield some important intelligence, though he notes that it also fucked us over in a myriad of other ways. [NY Times]
  • Unsurprisingly, our torture methods were derived from ways U.S. soldiers were tortured and from anynumber of fascist dictatorships that we deplore — and not a single Bushie thought to look that shit up. [NY Times]
  • Obama says we might, indeed, prosecute some Bushies if we can. [CBS News]
  • Congressman John Conyers is all over that shit. [Huffington Post]
  • The documents that Cheney says he requested so he can prove we got some intel from torture? The CIA says he never asked them... [Politico]
  • ...but that's 'cause he asked the National Archives. [Plum Line]
  • You won't find memos from Condi's former top advisor Philip Zelikow, who was in opposition to torture, because the Bush Administration destroyed them all. [Huffington Post]
  • Meanwhile, Kathleen Sebelius' nomination to be Secretary of Health and Human Services has finally made it out of committee. [Washington Post]
  • Sean Penn still has stupid political opinions about Hugo Chavez. [Huffington Post]
  • Ann Coulter missed the memo that it's not cool to make fun of Hillary Clinton anymore. [Media Matters]
  • San Francisco Mayor and same-sex marriage advocate Gavin Newsom is running for Governor of California; think he'll have a veneer-off with the Governator? [Politico]