24 Jan

NYTimes.com – Bush White House Broke Elections Law, Report Says

The Bush White House, particularly before the 2006 midterm elections, routinely violated a federal law that prohibits use of federal tax dollars to pay for political activities by creating a “political boiler room” that coordinated Republican campaign activities nationwide, a report issued Monday by an independent federal agency concludes.

The report by the Office of Special Counsel finds that the Bush administration’s Office of Political Affairs — overseen by Karl Rove — served almost as an extension of the Republican National Committee, developing a “target list” of Congressional races, organizing dozens of briefings for political appointees to press them to work for party candidates, and sending cabinet officials out to help these campaigns.

via NYTimes.com – Bush White House Broke Elections Law, Report Says. Wonder if Karl Rove is going to get asked on Fox News how this happened and what happens if charges are actually filed against him or the person who made the decisions to do this?

11 Feb

Sarah Palin crib notes mocked by White House aide – BBC News

A White House aide has appeared at a briefing with the words “hope” and “change” written on his hand in a jibe at Republican Sarah Palin.

via BBC News – Sarah Palin crib notes mocked by White House aide. Just petty people, everyone knows that Sarah Palin shouldn’t have done it, that it in no way makes her look presidential or even professional (imagine a CEO doing that, yeah), so why mock?