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The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Bush’s Barberini Faun

Don’t laugh but I just got around to reading my Sunday Paper. One of the things I frequently read in our local paper, The Salisbury Daily Times, is an Opinion Column they have from the New York Times. It’s written by a journalist, Maureen Dowd and to give you some idea of her political views, Josh hates her and I think she’s quite entertaining and interesting. For those of you who are wondering what that means, let me give you another hint: We live in a household of opposite political views. Josh is a Bush supporter (and yet I still married him.)

I always find Ms. Dowd’s opinion pieces interesting, although I don’t consider myself any expert in the arena of politics (so if you accidentaly stumbled on my blog and are reading this, please don’t start a political debate with me because I won’t bite.) Mostly I like them because she does such a fine job of pointing out the current administrations shortcomings, goofs, gaffes, and cover-ups.

This Sunday she discussed the administrations, the Secret Service, and the White House security’s apparent lack of care in admitting a “journalist” (if you read the piece, you’ll see that I use the term loosely) without properly vetting him. Despite subjecting Ms. Dowd herself to a lengthy background check when the administration came into power 5 years ago (and this despiter her having been on the White House political scene for a number of years).

Who is this “journalist” who has been attending White House press conferences? “someone with an alias, a tax evasion problem and Internet pictures where he posed like the ‘Barberini Faun’ ” Yep. He used an ID with one name to enter the White House, and then assumed another name while asking questions during press conferences. He seems to owe some dollars for past taxes, and he has been posing nude for some gay website (which I don’t personally have a problem with but it does seem odd that the Bush administration, conservative and “family value” as they are, would be so chummy with him).

Anyhow, Ms. Dowd levels some interesting accusations at the Bush administration in reference to their apparent “jihad” against certain reporters. “buying them off so they’ll promote administration programs, trying to put them in jail for doing their jobs and replacing them with ringers.”

I haven’t really done the article justice but it was interesting enough for me to share. Visit the link and check it out for yourself (and don’t be put off by the registration- it’s free and then you have access to the New York Times articles).

And for another interesting read, check out her newest opinion piece: Where’s the Road Beef It’s about some of the recent gaffes about women. There are some fascinating goofs from the head of Harvard, Jose Conseco, and a hotel in Atlantic City that has started weighing its waitresses and have said: {waitresses} ” ‘who gain more than 7 percent will lose their jobs unless they lose the weight’.”

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