In the aftermath of a fur-raising encounter with an interloper this morning -- one of the neighborhood cats who made the mistake of entering her territory while she was outside on her tether -- Tiny keeps a watchful eye and ear out for further incursions as she huddles on the backdoor stoop.
"Iraqi spokesman bashes Senate vote on Iraq" goes the Fox News banner this late afternoon. As well he should. "Ronald Reagan is rolling over in his grave, and Osama is smiling," chimes in the cutie Fox Republican spokeswoman -- can't remember her name-- even as her Democratic sparring partner, our own Massachusetts Miracle Mary Anne Marsh, robotically spouts the party line -- she always does -- that impotent calls for withdrawal timetables, guaranteed to be vetoed by the President, show "The Democrats are listening to the American people." Some call it a debate, some call it a travesty. As General Petraeus said a couple of weeks back, "The Washington clock is moving more rapidly than the Baghdad clock." We've yet to see the General's press conference today, following closed-door sessions yesterday with the two houses of Congress. We missed a live broadcast this morning on The Pentagon Channel and haven't managed to figure out how to get a replay. 'Looking forward to catching it on C-Span in the wee hours. Meanwhile, "calls" for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to turn in his gavel -- by the usual suspects on the right side of the aisle, of course, but more earth-shakingly by establishment muckamuck WaPo commentator David Broder, who writes "The Democrats deserve better, and the country needs more, than Harry Reid has offered as Senate majority leader" -- are music to our ears. MIchelle Malkin notes the long-time stalwart of the left-leaning Beltway talking-head community has suddenly been transmogrified by the Nutroots community into the newest member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy. Wecome aboard, Mr. Broder.
Update: Speaking of welcome aboard, all things bright and beautiful now boarding Modulator's Friday Ark #136. Not to mention this week's Carnival of the Cats, hosted by "the Maximum Leader of the Feline Theocracy, K T Cat herself."