Because of the rotation and spherical nature of our planet, it is always upside down to somebody.
Today's my day.
1. Atrios applauds Kristof's apology to Mr. Fitzgerald. But he then lets Kristof get away with pure crap. Kristof writes in today N.Y. Times that Cheney "learned from the C.I.A. that Joseph Wilson's wife worked at the agency, and told Mr. Libby that on June 12, 2003. Why? There may be innocent explanations." Kristof does not come up with any possible "innocent" explanations, and I defy you to come up with one. ( I already want to apologize to M. l'Atrios who usually does an amazing job.)
2. For weeks now the Republic Party spokesmen have been bragging about the graciousness shown by the White House in dealing with Mr. Fitzpatrick. They make much of the stark contrast that they see to the vicious smearing that the Democrats did to Ken Starr. So it was fun this morning to hear Messrs. McLaughlin and Blankley on the TV agreeing as to how incompetent and unprofessional Ken Starr's investigation really was.
3. David Brooks actually wrote something of interest! He closed his op-ed today by saying that "On Friday we saw a man, Patrick Fitzgerald, who seemed like an honest and credible public servant. What an unusual sight that was." This is from a "journalist" who has spent his life em-bedded in the Republic Party. A man whose career is reporting on the Republican House, the Republican Senate, and the Republican White House, is surprised to encounter "an honest and credible public servant."
It all seems a little crazy to me. And no, I do not have a recipe for pineapple upside down cake. I find any dessert whose central attraction is a marischino cherry repulsive.