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Bombing in Kabul that killed 5 Americans today took us to grim milestone: 1000 U.S. military dead in Afghanistan. Took us 5 years to reach 500 but only 2 years for the latest 500. Will media give this anywhere near the play it devoted to 1000th killed in Iraq? Commemorative plea and video here.
Can’t Make This Up Dept. Family values Rep. Souder who is quitting after affair with aide (see links below) shot "abstinence" video with her…. Too many jokes to keep up with. This from Lizz Winstead: "Some people make sex tape w/mistress. Souder makes abstinence tape. Now that’s kinky!" ….Vanity Fair blogger: Souder lectured my dad on sex…. Wash Post has interactive page on recent sex scandals.
Meanwhile, Richard Blumenthal, Democratic candidate to succeed Chirs Dodd in CT, at press conference says "I regret" having "misspoken" on his Vietnam service but refuses to apologize and says NYT gave misleading account….Why Blumenthal will survive …..GOP candidate in CT who claimed to have fed the scoop to NYT now has scrubbed bragging about that from her campaign web site.