Brokeback Senator: "He said/he said misunderstanding." If you’re a Republican senator from a conservative state (say, Idaho) those words might not be the first choice for a spokesman to use when describing your conduct in a men’s bathroom. Only 36 hours into Bathroom Gate, a poll shows that a majority of Idahoans think Senator Larry Craig should resign. Slate offers up a back and forth between its editors with different reactions to the arrest.
Fight for the Right: According to this morning’s Post, President Bush is willing to throw down for his attorney general of choice. For the right candidate, say Bush’s aides, he will not go quietly into that good night of an easy, nonpartisan confirmation hearing.
No Mo General: Pakistani president General Pervez Musharraf might be giving up that general title soon. In the face of plummeting approval ratings and political battles on the horizon, Musharraf could give up the coveted uniform in an effort to hold on to the presidency.
Bye, Bye, Ataturk: Turkey’s new president, Abdullah Gul, was voted in yesterday. With an Islamic background, Gul’s presidency marks the first time in 84 years that the country’s secularists haven’t been in power.
Abu Ghraib: The only officer charged with detainee abuse in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal was acquitted by a military jury on abuse charges. However, Army Lt. Col. Steven Jordan did receive a conviction on one count of willfully disobeying an order.