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2007 April 06 — Why Now?
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The Friday Federal Jobs Report

Monica Goodling, Senior Counsel to the Attorney General, has resigned and is still trying to avoid testifying before Congress.

Insiders wonder if she is looking at a position in CorCraft.

Matteo “Matt” Fontana, an Education Department administrator, was put on paid leave, while conflict of interest/corruption charges in the student loan program are under investigation.

He really should have recognized the name of that corporation before he bought the stock.

In the upper Midwest, Rook’s Rant notices the four top administrators in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minnesota have resigned their administrative positions.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune says that Minnesota’s U.S. Attorney, Rachel Paulose, took the job in March 2006, at age 33, after serving briefly under Deputy U.S. Attorney General Paul McNulty.

“Paulose is a native of Minnesota who served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the district from 1999 to 2002. She also worked in private practice for the Dorsey & Whitney law firm from 2002 to 2006. Paulose began her legal career in Minneapolis as a law clerk to James Loken, chief judge of the Eighth U.S. Court of Appeals, from 1997 to 1998.”

Not exactly an overpowering resumé.

April 6, 2007   Comments Off on The Friday Federal Jobs Report


In the spirit of ScarfGate, Needlenose has a post featuring a picture of Nancy Pelosi in Saudi Arabia. It’s interesting that of the male Saudis are wearing “dresses” with “scarves” on their heads, while Speaker Pelosi is wearing a suit, and has her scarf around her neck.

April 6, 2007   Comments Off on Weird

State Sponsor Of Terrorism

The enemy of my enemy is my friend – Arab proverb?

No one can possibly be this stupid. Arabs know better, so this is probably something they foist on outsiders. The enemy of my enemy is, at best, a temporary ally, and no more.

The US should know this because al Qaeda was born from the remnants of the forces it supported to oppose the Soviets in Afghanistan. If the US had been a friend, it would have paid all its bills and not abandoned Afghanistan after the Soviets withdrew.

The US is at it again, looking for surrogate armies to bother Iran.

ABC News Exclusive: The Secret War Against Iran

A Pakistani tribal militant group responsible for a series of deadly guerrilla raids inside Iran has been secretly encouraged and advised by American officials since 2005, U.S. and Pakistani intelligence sources tell ABC News.

The group, called Jundullah, is made up of members of the Baluchi tribe and operates out of the Baluchistan province in Pakistan, just across the border from Iran.

As Steve of No More Mister Nice Blog notes, some time ago it was determined that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the al Qaeda operation officer behind 9-11, was one of the founders of the Jundullah.

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April 6, 2007   8 Comments

Friday Cat Blogging


Friday Cat Blogging

Kittens – what can you do?

[Editor: I’ve been trying to get a picture of the three kitten at the food dish, as they just discovered solid food on Wednesday. The Lone Ranger appreciates the change, but the kittens wouldn’t cooperate.]

Friday Ark

Don’t miss the Debut of Kaylee’s Kuddle at Out, Standing in Her Field

April 6, 2007   10 Comments