KMIEC GOES NUCLEAR: Doug Kmiec explains the nuclear option in today’s Dog Trainer.
BYE ARI: The Clinton News Network is reporting that Ari Fleischer will step down in July. I don’t have anything against him, but I don’t particularly like the guy. So I won’t miss him much.
VOLOKH HAS TEXT: Fans of The Volokh Conspiracy who use a news aggregator (I use AmphetaDesk) will be pleased to see that he has added text to his XML feed, so now the content of the posts shows up on your aggregator. Nice change, professor!
If you haven’t checked out the Conspiracy, you should. It’s one of my few permanent links on the left.
DOG TRAINER HEADLINE WRITERS ANGLE FOR SPOT ON LENO’S WRITING STAFF: Those zany headline writers at the Los Angeles Dog Trainer have done it again, with the hilariously titled Hunger Gnaws at Ethiopia.
Get it? “Gnaws”? It’s funny because people are starving!
I chuckled less at the subhead: “Aid workers struggle to stave off a crisis after drought leaves millions of people needing food.” Well, they can’t all be gems.
GOTTA LOVE THAT IRONY: “I can’t say anything other than the fact that I feel a range of emotions including guilt, shame, sadness, betrayal, freedom and appreciation for those who have stood by me, been tough on me, and have taken the time to understand that there is a deeper story and not to believe everything they read in the newspapers.” — Jayson Blair in a Newsweek piece. Emphasis mine; unintentional irony Blair’s.
HERBERT UPDATE: I notice this morning that Slate’s well-known Today’s Papers feature has joined Patterico in criticizing Bob Herbert’s incredibly misleading column on the Jayson Blair issue. Today’s Papers actually calls Herbert “full of it.” And so he is — but it’s rare to see such forthright criticism from such an influential source.
Make no mistake: Bob Herbert works for the New York Times. He knows that his column today is a fraud, because he knows damn well what Howell Raines said. Herbert just forgot (or doesn’t care) that you know it too.