The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
At our 4 person wedding reception in DC

Saturday, March 17, 2007

St. Patrick (Fitzgerald)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
No green beer here, but we might enjoy some steak and biscuits. Remember how good those were at Ireland’s Restaurant near Brookwood Mall? Anyway, here is St. Patrick casting out the snakes. Legend says that the man who brought Christianity to Ireland also drove all the snakes from the country, although we know that post-glacial Ireland has never had snakes. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Trinity, the concept of God existing in three persons.

Maybe we should canonize our own St Patrick, U. S. Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, whose efforts are helping to drive the snakes out of Washington. George Bush, Dick Cheney, Alberto Gonzales, Karl Rove. The list goes on and on. Valerie Plame testified yesterday before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about how her outing as an undercover CIA agent was “purely political”, and she showed us the harm it caused her and the danger it put many other people in. The committee is considering changes in the way the government handles information about CIA employees. Not surprisingly, Rep. Thomas Davis III of Virginia, the ranking republican on the committee, tried to label the hearing as meaningless. There are 17 republicans on the committee, and only 2 showed up for the hearing.

If there is one thing the administration might be pleased with, in their twisted way, it’s that Plame’s testimony takes our attention away from General Pace’s comments, which took our attention away from the firing of federal prosecutors, which took our attention away from the Walter Reed Hospital scandal, which….well, you get the picture. But remember, "The masses are not asses. They will figure it out."

OK I made my chocolate chip cookies yesterday, and here is proof. Anyone who calls and can come by today can have some, we don’t need to eat them all. But mmmmm, they are good.

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