Though I haven't been writing, I have indeed been reading and these are the items that have drawn my interest.
Patterico, playing to lovers of lawyer jokes everywhere, is ready to
make a good start end it all over the Harriet Miers nomination to the SCOTUS. Check out all of his subsequent posts.
Steve H., previously one of Ann Coulter's many worshipers, is kicking her to the curb. He says that it’s over her faulty logic in her stance on Miers, but I think it’s because of her refusal to eat roast pork on a spit, or cornbread or flan or darn near anything else.
Rep. Curt Weldon goes ballistic (in a good way) over Able Danger and the Defense Intelligence Agency's apparent attempt to smear its whistle-blowers. AJ Strata has more and Captain Ed has much more. (Background is here.)
The Wilson-Plame maze still goes on, allegedly to determine who blew the CIA cover of one Valerie Plame after her husband, Joseph Wilson IV disputed the White House's claim that Saddam Hussein had attempted to acquire nuclear weapon materials from Niger. I’d be the last to say that I have a handle on who might have done what, but one issue I don’t find ambiguous is this: according to this standard, no law has been broken. Remember that the next time some legislator goes off on a tangent about wasting time and money (like that’s ever going to happen). Tom Maguire is the best source for all things Plame and Roger Simon smells a snipe hunt.
And, as Florida stares another hurricane straight in the eye, Val P. puts on his hurricane deflector hat. (Is it made of tin-foil?) Speaking of tin-foil, one wonders what George W. Bush has against his little brother. After all we just know that the president is producing these things from his hurricane machine located in the bunker deep beneath the White House. Right? Right? Or is that type of schizophrenic paranoia applicable only when the local government is incompetent?