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The irrepressible Wonkette reports this exchange from a recently aired segment of the contest show Double Jeopardy. The question was on Botswana for $1200. Alex Trebeck: THE INHABITANTS OF BOTSWANA CALLED THE SAN ARE ALSO KNOWN BY THIS NAME THAT COULD APPLY TO CHENEY & ASHCROFT. Contestant: Uh, what are Dick? (Awkward studio laughter.) Alex: "No. . . What are Bush men?" As Wonkette comments, "We're not sure the contestant got the answer wrong. . ."

Cartoons! Cartoons! Walt Handelman's comment on what passes for News "Polling"; Ben Sargent's allusion to Bush reading "My Pet Goat" to schoolchildren as planes crashed into the twin towers "Fears and Delusions"; and Tom Toles' "Democracy for Sale."

After blogging about the threat posed by the therapeutic state, I stumbled across an article by Ron Paul entitled "The Therapeutic Nanny State" on the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health -- the governmental body that issued a report calling for the mandatory mental health screening of American schoolchildren. This is terrible. I could get to *like* a politician.

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