Portland: OK Blazer fans - your home town hero is waiting for the ticker tape parade up Broadway. Damon Stoudamire wants to broker a deal with an anonymous Texas oil man to take the team off of Paul Allen's hands. I know a lot of folks in Stump Town were out late last night celebrating Fat Tuesday and we've not seen the sun much. And it is lonely in the Rose Quarter these cold winter nights. But have the local media types lost their minds? Damon, the local hero who was so bad, on and off the court, that he was traded, is going to save the Blazers? Funny, I didn't know Damon earned an MBA in Arizona. So what gives him the skill set to own an NBA franchise? I know the next thing is that Ross Perot is going to run for President in '08 - unless he's occupied with owning the Blazers. Come on folks, get a grip! As with Portland's school board and Superintendent Vicki Phillips, the denial game is in full force or someone out there really does believe in the tooth fairy. As "The Schanz" might say "my oh my, bingo, bango, bongo" not!
Airforce One: And now we have the answer to the question - what did President Bush know about Katrina and when did he know it? Answer 24 hours before Katrina hit. So his comments about being surprised were a lie. Humm, really? A special Inspector General indicates that pre-war planning for Iraq was badly flawed. Gee, I didn't notice. The guys in the West Wing aren't listening to intelligence experts views about why the insurgency is so strong in Iraq. Are we surprised? The president's approval ratings are between 34-40%, lowest in his presidency. Gosh Ollie, why? The Zogby Poll finds 72% of US troops are ready to withdraw in a year; 29% want to leave now! Iraq is imploding with violence a prelude to civil war. Add to this cooking the books about WMDs, spying on Americans, the Haliburton connection and gross incompetence - how much more do we need before the Pat Buchanan question is answered in the affirmative? Not if Bush should be impeached but when? But the indictment must include the brains behind the marionette in the West Wing - the wizard of evil - Dick Cheney.