Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I knew it, I knew it, I knew it! Scott McClellan is coming clean about the lies he told on Bush's behalf:

McClellan says he publicly exonerated former top White House aides Karl Rove and Lewis "Scooter" Libby because Bush had called on him to help restore his credibility after the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

"There was one problem. It was not true. I had unknowingly passed along false information. And five of the highest ranking officials in the administration were involved in my doing so: Rove, Libby, the vice president, the president's chief of staff, and the president himself," McClellan said in an excerpt released on Tuesday.

So while Dubya joked about pardoning the two turkeys Mae and Flower, he and the other turkeys at the White House were beginning to feel the heat of public scrutiny and accountability being turned up. If Scooter Libby finds his conscience, or is offered the right book deal, we may hear from another yellow bird. Sing, Canary, sing! And for you loyal Bushies out there who still support this gang of criminals, you may want to have your BS detectors checked. Or replaced. Now if our Congresspeople would just find some chutzpa over the Thanksgiving holiday, we might see them get serious about impeachment.
I've done a couple of things today that required me to really push myself, which always makes me feel more worthwhile than if I'd neglected to do them. First, I made myself go to the gym for the water aerobics class. Only 3 of us plus the instructor showed up, so it was an unusually good class.
Then I tackled the repair of a garbage disposal that has been on the blink for a month. Seeing as how the red reset button is missing, it finally occurred to me to use something else, the wrench in this case, to trigger the inside mechanism. And lo and behold! It worked! I love it when I can be my own hero for the day.
Benji posted this among several other good pictures on his Flickr site. I enjoyed finding this cute picture of Laura with the BPP staff and Steve Martin. Yesterday's show included a segment of her talking to the show's hosts on air and without even one tiny hint of a Southern drawl.
Look for more pictures on my Flickr site after we spend tomorrow in Memphis. Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have
done for us. We thank you for the splendor of the whole
creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love.

We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side.

We thank you for setting us at tasks which demand our best efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments which satisfy and delight us.

We thank you also for those disappointments and failures that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone.

Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ; for the truth of his Word and the example of his life; for his steadfast obedience, by which he overcame temptation; for his dying, through which he overcame death; and for his rising to life again, in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom.

Grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know him and make him known; and through him, at all times and in all places, may give thanks to you in all things. Amen. (BCP)

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