Coke machines in the desert
Apparently it plays tricks on your senses, too, because I've had some strange visions lately:
- Political master Karl Rove resigning after his nation-
polarizing, divide-and-conquer, "50 percent plus one" house of cards collapsed in a Democratic takeover of Congress last year? Can't be, not with the "permanent Republican majority" in place.
- Horrific bombings killing more than 500 people in one day in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq, which heretofore had been perhaps the stablest part of the country? Not with the mission already accomplished.
- The highly touted September report from Gen. David Petraeus on the troop surge actually being written by White House officials? Nah, not even the Bush crew is that brazen.
- Joe Reed, the No. 2 guy at the Alabama Education Association, calling the state's new community college chancellor, Bradley Byrne, "the fuhrer," and in writing, no less? Too ridiculous for words.
- Alabama senators pushing, in the face of a $20 billion liability for state employee and retiree health benefits in the next 30 years, to give themselves state-subsidized health insurance? OK, that one I actually can believe.