A Few Things I Forgot to Miss While I Was Away
1) Discussions of one Harriet Miers, whose outstanding qualities appear to be her gender and religion. She is female, if one is to believe reports, although she suspiciously lacks husband and children, but does appear to engage in this thing called "Girls' Night Out" with other proto-women in the beltway, like Condi. The men in the beltway go out to have steak and trade pork, but the women--as the NYT reports yesterday--go out to have wine and just "talk about life." She is a born-again Christian: having failed to find a man, perhaps, she decided to find God and George Bush, two eminently satisfying substitutes if one is to judge masculinity by power, as Henry Kissinger advises us all to do ("Power is the greatest aphrodisiac" and all that). Ah yes! And James Dobson appears to have had some revelation about her, too holy to reveal to the public or the Senate Judiciary Committee, but enough to allow Dobson to give the nod to Harriet, knowing that the blood of all those babies won't be on his hands.
I wonder where Harriet stands on abortion?
2) Avian flu. If a chicken infects a chicken infects another chicken in the forest in Indonesia...does anybody hear it?
3) The F train. Still a bad fucking joke.