1. When the President is the recipient of oral sex in the West Wing of the White House, particularly if the perpitrator is someone other than said President's wife, this is, I'm afraid to say, newsworthy. When the Vice President of the United States shoots a 78-year-old Austin lawyer in the face, even accidentally, this is also newsworthy. It has come to my attention that there seems to be some confusion on this point on the part of Scott McClellan, Richard Cheney and the President of the United States.
2. If Katrina had come ashore and caused flooding in West Palm Beach, instead of the poorest neighborhoods in New Orleans, there wouldn't still be between 500 and 1,000 dead bodies rotting underneath the ruins of acres and acres of uncleaned, e-coli contaminated refuse. If we can afford to build a bridge in Alaska that has no purpose other than to create an Alaskan payday for out-of-work ironworkers, we can afford to begin rebuilding New Orleans.
3. I think that a U.S. Administration that's stupid and crazy enough to outsource the security of its seaports to a Dubai-based company has automatically forfeited the right to x-ray my shoes while I stand barefoot, waiting to fly from Los Angeles to Dayton, Ohio.