Monday, June 28, 2004

We hand over sovereignty to Iraq two days early, something the Iraqi prime minister supposedly decided on over the weekend, but it just so happens we do it on the same day the Supreme Court issues decisions in the Hamdi and Padilla cases. You gotta hand it to the Bush gang: They can play the media like Paganini, so bad news drowns in something that makes Bush look better.

Recommended Reading: With the end of the Supreme Court's term this week, the justice retirement/death watch begins, and we can start wondering whether a court appointment will be tossed into the campaign mix. Stuart Taylor of the National Journal imagines what might happen a few years from now if court appointments remain the ultimate battle royal.

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