Maybe no one in the States noticed, but over in the UK the Liberal Democrats gave the boot to their leader, Charles Kennedy. So for the second time in as many months, there will be a new leader to a minority party in British politics. Seems as if Sir Menzies Campbell is the favorite to replace Kennedy and it looks like a decision should be made shortly.
What this all means? Well frankly, probably not much. The LibDems are on the outside looking in, ho hum… read the article.
The Dow hit 11,000 but who cares? Is anyone making money off of this besides the already millionaires? How does this help you?
What else… bland Monday, actually it’s a warm and peaceful Monday. Expect things to get really ugly in DC over the next month with the Alito hearings and now this Abramoff stuff. Alito might get ugly, but these guys on the Hill have to be scared shitless about Abramoff and what he’s going to bring. This could actually get bloody… it could be like Hollywood comes to real life!
Anyway, needless to say VFLOAB is gonna be following this and maybe something interesting will actually happen. Maybe we’ll finally change some laws and crack down on corruption in this town and nation. Maybe.
But one thing is for sure, Bush and Chaney have to be happy about the Abramoff stuff. Not only does it deflect attention from Iraq and Katrina and every other thing they’ve managed to completely mess up, but more importantly, it’s going to limit the power of Congress. That’s right, The White House could come out of this with even more power.
God Save Us… God Save the Queen.