October 15, 2002

Who's where?

Here's an example of unintended consequences: Senators are not allowed to update their websites within 60 days of an election, lest they electioneer on the sites. The House has no such restriction. Some of the more web-savvy Senators are objecting, as you might imagine.

I'm not a conspiracy theorist (I'm not, I'm not!), but "For the dozen former Starr underlings with high-level jobs in or appointments by the Bush administration..." this might explain a lot about the administration's view of civil liberties. As in, the only ones who must disclose information are Democrats; all Republicans are exempt, particularly if they're president.

From Sunday's WashPost Outlook section comes a dissection of why administration opponents couldn't get much traction in the Iraq debate: fear. The author's argument is that the President's hole card is September 11, and he uses it very skillfully whenever challenged.

Posted by Linkmeister at October 15, 2002 04:28 PM