It's always something.
- I'm not sure who thought it was a good idea to send Air Force One, accompanied by a military escort, on a low fly-by of lower Manhattan. But it wasn't a good idea. Unsurprisingly, New Yorkers are a just a little bit skittish about that sort of thing.
- I wasn't aware of this until yesterday, but it's good to know. Apparently the Centers for Disease Control and pretty much all other public health efforts in this country have no money at all to battle the swine flu. No really, it's true. Apparently, if these agencies didn't get money from the stimulus bill, the researchers are forced to use specimen jars as tin cups and beg for money. Mostly because of Susan Collins and Karl Rove. I just can see Collins now, twirling her Snidely Whiplash mustache. I guess the only reasonable conclusion is that Republicans are just heartless bastards.
- Speaking of heartless bastards, House Minority Leader John Boehner has called for release of CIA documents detailing what Congress knew about the programs that some are now calling torture, especially the efficacy of the programs. Good. If we're gonna have a witch hunt, let's make sure we get all the witches.