Friday, October 06, 2006

Friday's Good News and Bad News
The Good news:
--It's Friday!
--Republicans are still shaking in their boots.
--Ford is up 5 now in a new Gallup poll! If all of those new Gallup polls hold up (Whitehouse by 11 in RI, McCaskill by 3 in MO, Menendez by 3 in NJ, then expected wins in MT, PA and OH would give Democrats the Senate. Don't forget to make sure everyone you know is registered to vote *and votes.* We liberals - especially the crazy kids - are great at talking a bit anti-fascist game, but when it's time to make the jaunt to the polls we can somehow lose our daily motivation. Don't let that happen this time.

Here's the bad news:
Bush is still President. And he doesn't seem to care a bit what Congress thinks or does:
President Bush this week asserted that he has the executive authority to disobey a new law in which Congress has set minimum qualifications for future heads of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Congress passed the law last week as a response to FEMA's poor handling of Hurricane Katrina.
Bush signed the homeland-security bill on Wednesday morning. Then, hours later, he issued a signing statement saying he could ignore the new restrictions. Bush maintains that under his interpretation of the Constitution, the FEMA provision interfered with his power to make personnel decisions.
What's your good and bad news today?

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