MAUREEN DOWD finally exposed herself in this Sunday's column. Usually I don't read it but today I scanned it and found out that she is the embattled little sister in a family of "Buchananite Republicans". No wonder she's so whacked out! It all falls into place - little Maureen - no one pays attention to her - no one takes her seriously - she'll show them! - she'll get lots of attention by saying exactly the kinds of things they hate - She can't live up to their standards so she will reject their entire world view. George Bush is a surrogate for her brothers. She knows exactly what he's like - she's met hundreds of preppie Republicans just like him. She's still in high school and GWB is the rowdy jerk that she never got over. She'll just have to live with him for another 4 years.
Who voted for this guy? It's been ten days since the results of the Maricopa County, Arizona ballot audit were released to the public and presented at a hearing held by the state senate. This exercise in democratic accountability had been going on for months and, if reports are to be believed, was completed well over a month before the September 24th hearing where overwhelming proof of an illegitimate election was presented to lawmakers . The audit showed multiple irregularities, fake ballots, duplicate counts, errors, omissions and egregious acts of sabotage and obstinance by the Maricopa County board of supervisors who did everything they could to withhold and destroy evidence of wrongdoing from the citizen sleuths. The misfeasance of Arizona's political leaders was clearly defined, shocking and (for some) beyond belief but somehow these facts were discovered, organized, packaged and suppressed for MONTHS by the Cyber Ninjas who were attempting to "get to the bottom&q