True or false - legit or illegit?
I absolutely HATE IT when there is enough information on both sides of an argument (story) that I don't know whom to believe. Yes, I am referring to the CBS panel report about Dan Rather and the firing of Mary Mapes. Here's one article/viewpoint at The Weekly Standard by Jonathan Last.
Alas, I've not found a link yet to the original report - supposedly 211-212 pages long. When I do find it, providing someone else doesn't find it first, I will post it here.
If I were old enough, I think I would be missing Edward R. Murrows right about now.
AND ON A COMPLETELY UNRELATED NOTE:
How about if Uncle Sam (that's you and me as taxpaying citizens, you know) took the $40 MILLION that's being spent on an inaugural ball and send, oh, $35 MILLION of it to Sri Lanka? Or to the Red Cross earmarked for Tsunami relief? Wouldn't that double the United States' current donation and give the rest of the world a few more warm fuzzies about the current administration? I picture the conversation with OMB (Office of Management and Budget) going something like this:
"Hey, you know, we could really knock this party out with only $5 big ones. What say we just hire Jimmy Buffet and order in some hors d'ourves?"
And I picture some guy with a cigar sounding like the coach for the Cleveland Indians in Major League going, "That's an hell of an idea!"