The [Friday] Papers
The best Oscar preview on the planet starts here with our man on Sepulveda Boulevard setting the stage. Our coverage will continue through the weekend and wrap up next week, provided our fearless correspondents don't get too drunk or stay too sober.
Aside from the raising money from David Geffen part.
Robert Gibbs "embraced" a primary ad in 2004 "that slowly moved in on a Time magazine cover featuring bin Laden, zooming in on a close-up of Osama's eyes, while saying that Howard Dean was an unqualified Democratic candidate because of his lack of military or foreign experience," Jerome Armstrong writes.
"There is evidence that in February 1982, the state's attorney's office, and perhaps Mr. Daley personally, was put on notice of allegations of physical abuse of suspects," Magistrate Judge Geraldine Soat Brown ruled on Thursday.
"Daley's attorneys argued he had already answered questions from special prosecutor Edward Egan for a grand jury report," the Sun-Times account says.
"Brown rejected that argument, writing 'The statement taken by the Special Prosecutor from Mr. Daley contains little useful information. It consists almost entirely of leading questions posed by the counsel for the Special Prosecutor, often prefaced by long, factual recitations.'"
In other words, a mayor in the midst (theoretically) of a re-election campaign has been ordered by a judge to face allegations that he sanctioned torture because the special prosecutor's four-year, $7 million taxpayer-funded investigation completed earlier this year was a whitewash.
Hey, here's an idea. The next time you run into Madison Hobley, tell him "Yeah, but the city has never looked better!"
"It is a lie, artfully told."
* Jennifer Hunter, continuing her tour of the States, explains Iowa to us (anyone can be an expert after a couple days there, as long as you are well-versed in all the right cliches) as she genuflects at the altar of Obama.
Back to Kass: "I've been in [the mayor's car], with Sam driving, the mayor reading the papers, joking, wisecracking about his critics, heaping even more contempt on those who try to curry favor by genuflecting in prose."
"Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama said Friday that his Christian beliefs dictate that marriage should be between a man and a woman, although he supports civil unions that give legal rights to gay and lesbian couples," the AP reported in 2004.
The Periodical Table
The Beachwood Tip Line: Business as usual.
Posted on February 23, 2007
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