Mighty slim pickins this a.m., mostly followups on earlier news, such as the Port scandal (plus ca change…) and UW student stabbing (the cops got bupkus). The guv has yet another highway proposal, this for a “520 Lite,” (yeah, that’ll work) and another case of Catholic sexual abuse has hit, this time at O’Dea High School (“O they will know we are Christians” link to Dan Savage TK). The Times lead story is original, about alumni blackmailing the UW to fire the AD and football coach. Somehow I’m not shocked. That’s it, folks, I hereby offer up today’s theme song.
As for extracurricular headlines, fur continues to fly over New Hampshire vote fraud, with MSM like The Dallas Morning News maybe perhaps starting to get interested. My $.02 continues to be data mining. It’s early in this game for conclusion-jumping. I will say that partisanship has nothing to do with voter fraud, which is simply about rigging results to ensure it can be done better next time, and that no one disputes Diebold at all levels (not just touchscreens) is easily hacked. No one with any brains thinks Florida 2000 and Ohio 2004 were clean, so why not keep an overzealous eye on the 2008 campaign as it plays out? If you dismiss all voter fraud as conspiracy nuttery, then you’re just another plutocratic patsy. More fodder here and from our own Bev Harris’ Black Box Voting.