Monday, October 24, 2005
What We Need to Know Today- October 24, 2005
For those of us keeping track -- As of Saturday, the count of dead soldiers in the Iraq war stood at 1,996.
It's getting really nasty between Judith Miller and the NYTimes. Maureen Dowd wrote a scathing piece on Saturday and the public editor had a piece on Sunday. Judith responds to the public editor piece and to me she is getting more and more defensive and shrill.
JUDITH MILLER IS LOSING IT
Condoleeza Rice continues to get signals all over the place about running for office. She says she's not running- for now.
From the NY Times: CONDOLEEZA RICE
All things equal? Women are getting arrested and incarcerated in increasing numbers.
WOMEN IN PRISON
Harriet Miers is so screwed. She is slowly eroding the minimal support she had after some visits to Senators on Capitol Hill. Someone close the Senator Specter said this: "All Specter is hearing from colleagues on both sides is that they're getting nothing from Harriet but vague generalities and how wonderful the President is." Yuck and double yuck.
From Time: HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS
Professor Martha Lauzen does a yearly analysis of the amount of women working in front and behind the scenes of all of the prime time TV shows. Here is the latest report.
Diane Keaton, is a big star, but if she were a guy she's be monstrous. Who is Diane Keaton? From the NY Times Magazine: ANOTHER WOMAN
Sounds delicious and wierd: Susan Sarandon will play Doris Duke to Ralph Fiennes' Bernard Lafferty — the flamboyant butler who drank himself to death after inheriting most of Duke's money — in "Bernard and Doris," which starts shooting next week under the direction of Bob Balaban.
Human Trafficking, Lifetime's mini-series on the trafficking of women premieres tonight on Lifetime TV.
A review from the NY Times: SELLING SEX, THAT RENEWABLE RESOURCE
Nathan Templeton that nasty Speaker of the House on Commander in Chief will soon be getting a wife who, dare I say, might be more liberal?
CHIEF RIVAL LOTS TWIST
The US National team played its final game of 2005 looking much better than they did last week. They pretty much decimated Mexico 3-0 with two goals by Abby Wamback and one by Kristine Lilly who now has 299 caps (games) on the books!