An Email from John Lewis

I got this email from John Lewis today, along with a WTF? email from another friend who has been living in the UK and has not been aware of Zigzag Zell’s antics lately:

Dear Fellow Democrat, (Mabe you should just call me “Fellow Lover of Democracy” or something. -ed.)

I know you are a proud Democrat. So am I. We should be proud, and the top-to-bottom strength of this year’s Democratic ticket just makes it easier. The Democratic Party is fighting for America’s working families, embracing the diversity of our great nation, and making us stronger at home and respected in the world.

That’s why I am so deeply disappointed in my old friend, Zell Miller.

This week, Zell is the toast of the GOP, speaking to the Republican Convention in New York. Never mind that he completely denounced George H. W. Bush and the Republican Party at the 1992 Democratic Convention. Really, the Democratic Party of Georgia has the video right here.

Zell built a long career off the support and work of Georgia Democrats. Now he’s showing up all over the country, telling any who’ll listen that “the Democratic Party left him.”

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This isn’t terribly heartening

Juan Cole reveals some more info about the Larry Franklin sells US Secrets to Israel scandal/investigation. It’s fascinating stuff, but he follows it with this disheartening assertion:

By the way, I personally do not expect any dramatic developments from all these investigations. AIPAC has powerful protectors on Capitol Hill, and past charges that it was involved in espionage for Israel have always been buried. As for the Neocon cult in the Pentagon, even if they did something illegal, they will not suffer much because of it. Look at where the Iran-Contra criminals are, who subverted the US Constitution and stole arms from the Pentagon to sell illegally to Khomeini. One Iran-Contra figure, who lied to Congress, now serves in the National Security Council as the person in charge of the Israeli-Palestine issue. That is Elliot Abrams, who was pardoned by Bush the elder and now sets White House policy on among the more important issues affecting US relations with the Muslim world. Bush may as well have just appointed Ariel Sharon to advise him on how to deal with Ariel Sharon (though to be fair, Sharon is probably more pragmatic than and to the left of Abrams).

Funny *and* Politically Astute

Down here, it’s a dirty little secret but I’ll spill the beans, plenty of folks have relatives that know how to “Call the hogs.” There’s a traditional hog calling holler, and it’s that phrase you’ve probably heard…


(God, sometimes I am SO proud to be a redneck…)

Anyway, I wish I could have been there for the protest pictured here. I would have loved to have wandered the dining room of the Hilton (where Halliburton was having a fucking PRAYER BREAKFAST) (“Dear God… Please put Bush back in the White House… I got my eye on a Gulf Stream V…and a Chris Craft….”) hollering for the pigs and slopping out big buckets of fake cash while hot girls with pig noses on came and wallowed in it.


Damn, that’s good theater.