On October 27, 1932, Sylvia Plath, the American poet known for an intense, confessional quality of writing, was born. A lot of her rare papers, including some diaries, letters, and communications between Ted Hughes & her mother post - suicide, are on the IU campus in the Lilly Rare Book Library. I've seen it, and it is s...o...m...e...t...h...i...n...g. On this date in 2005, White House counsel Harriet Miers (aka GWB's cleaning lady - props to Bill Maher!) withdrew her nomination to the Supreme Court after three weeks of criticism from fellow conservatives. Well, I'd add that a whole mess of people thought & still think she's not qualified to be a judge in dog obedience court!
On with The Rachel Maddow Show!
"Lockup: Wall Street" - The head of the Anti - US Chamber of Commerce really doesn't like Elliott Spitzer. ;D Mr. Spitzer was way ahead of the game as far as what Wall Street was beginning to do to this country & our economy. Firms bragged about their lovely deals in email, and Mr. Spitzer called a presser to release the emails! HA! Now, THAT'S some chutzpah, boys & girls. ;D Mr. Elliott went after all kind of folk; then, he had to go & start thinking with an area just below his waist & give lots of good ammunition to people who didn't want him to do what he was doing. So, he had to resign. Is anyone else besides me getting deja vu all over again? Wall Street corruption investigations began at the state level. New investigations are still beginning at the state level as evidenced by the appearance of NY's AG the other night. Uh Rachel, I can tell you 1 place where Elliott Spitzer's been lately; that would be Countdown with Keith Olbermann at Current TV! ;D Precious few prosecutions have been brought against sub - prime mortgage folk. Some CEOs are still in the financial industry.
"The Interview" - There are a lot of banks & credit card companies based in DE because they have good & lax rules about interest rates, taxes, and stuff. DE AG Beau Biden's suing some sort of mortgage registry for their role in all the horrible sub - prime mortgages. And, he's talking about his suit with Rachel! This suit is just 1 cog in a lot of investigations going on.
"You Know the Drill" - Governor Secession's bad a debates & is not polling well. HOWEVER, I still stand by my GOBP 2012 nominee prediction. :D He's fixing his bad debate problems by not going to them. OK! And, he's going to make more ads with all that big coin he's getting. He's claiming he'll create millions of new jobs by trying "drill baby drill" again. Again...OK! Oil policy used to be dictated by being afraid of the Middle East. Now? It's all about creating jobs by getting rid of those darn regulations. Jim Hightower's got a hell of a hat on! He lost to Governor Secession in the past. Governor Secession's job creation record is suspect - to be charitable. And, I'm getting a little tired of Mr. Hightower's folky - ness or whatever he's trying to say.