Tim Tebow Wins Heisman

Congratulations to Tim Tebow (pictured above with someone rumored to be his girl friend). The Florida Quarterback is the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy. Even before winning the Heisman, life on campus was obviously very good for the starting quarterback of the National Championship winning team.

Update: The National Championship game is underway, and it is honored with a new picture of the girl above.

Update II: Florida wins second National Championship in three years, and two more girls rumored to be Tim Tebow’s girl friend.

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Week In Review: Worst President Ever

This hasn’t been a very good week for the Bush administration. The week started with evidence that Bush’s Iran policy was as flawed as his policy on Iraq:

A new assessment by American intelligence agencies concludes that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 and that the program remains frozen, contradicting judgment two years ago that Tehran was working relentlessly toward building a nuclear bomb.

The conclusions of the new assessment are likely to reshape the final year of the Bush administration, which has made halting Iran’s nuclear program a cornerstone of its foreign policy.

Things got worse by midweek as questions about Bush policy extended to the use of torture, highlighted by news that the CIA had destroyed tapes witih potentially incriminating evidence in a manner reminiscent of Rose Mary Woods and the Watergate tapes:

The Central Intelligence Agency in 2005 destroyed at least two videotapes documenting the interrogation of two Qaeda operatives in the agency’s custody, a step it took in the midst of Congressional and legal scrutiny about its secret detention program, according to current and former government officials.

The videotapes showed agency operatives in 2002 subjecting terrorism suspects — including Abu Zubaydah, the first detainee in C.I.A. custody — to severe interrogation techniques. The tapes were destroyed in part because officers were concerned that video showing harsh interrogation methods could expose agency officials to legal risks, several officials said.

In a statement to employees on Thursday, Gen. Michael V. Hayden, the C.I.A. director, said that the decision to destroy the tapes was made “within the C.I.A.” and that they were destroyed to protect the safety of undercover officers and because they no longer had intelligence value.

The destruction of the tapes raises questions about whether agency officials withheld information from Congress, the courts and the Sept. 11 commission about aspects of the program.

At the end of the week we learned that Bush might not even bother to destroy evidence if he broke the law as he revived Richard Nixon’s philosophy that “when the president does it that means that it is not illegal.” Senator Sheldon Whitehouse gave a speech informing Congress of what he learned in reviewing legal views held by the Bush administration:

  1. An executive order cannot limit a President.There is no constitutional requirement for a President to issue a new executive order whenever he wishes to depart from the terms of a previous executive order. Rather than violate an executive order, the President has instead modified or waived it.
  2. The President, exercising his constitutional authority under Article II, can determine whether an action is a lawful exercise of the President’s authority under Article II.
  3. The Department of Justice is bound by the President’s legal determinations.

Mike Huckabee Advocated Isolating AIDS Carriers

The problem with being a front runner is that people actually pay attention to what you have to say–and have said in the past. AP has reviewed answers that Huckabee submitted in 1992 when he ran for the Senate and there are some disturbing attitudes with regards to AIDS and homosexuality, including isolating people with AIDS. In the questionnaire, Huckabee wrote:

If the federal government is truly serious about doing something with the AIDS virus, we need to take steps that would isolate the carriers of this plague.

It is difficult to understand the public policy towards AIDS. It is the first time in the history of civilization in which the carriers of a genuine plague have not been isolated from the general population, and in which this deadly disease for which there is no cure is being treated as a civil rights issue instead of the true health crisis it represents.

From a medical standpoint this is ridiculous as AIDS is not spread by casual contact. Most likely this view was a result of his bias against homosexuals. In the same questionnaire he wrote, “I feel homosexuality is an aberrant, unnatural, and sinful lifestyle, and we now know it can pose a dangerous public health risk.”

Huckabee also opposed spending money on the treatment of AIDS:

When asked about AIDS research in 1992, Huckabee complained that AIDS research received an unfair share of federal dollars when compared to cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

“In light of the extraordinary funds already being given for AIDS research, it does not seem that additional federal spending can be justified,” Huckabee wrote. “An alternative would be to request that multimillionaire celebrities, such as Elizabeth Taylor (,) Madonna and others who are pushing for more AIDS funding be encouraged to give out of their own personal treasuries increased amounts for AIDS research.”

Huckabee appears to have moderated his views since 1992:

Since becoming a presidential candidate this year, Huckabee has supported increased federal funding for AIDS research through the National Institutes of Health.

“My administration will be the first to have an overarching strategy for dealing with HIV and AIDS here in the United States, with a partnership between the public and private sectors that will provide necessary financing and a realistic path toward our goals,” Huckabee said in a statement posted on his campaign Web site last month.

Clinton Finds Solution To Cleavage Controversy

Remember the Hillary Clinton cleavage controversy from last summer? Clinton has successfully found a way to take all attention away from her cleavage, as long as Natalie Portman sticks with her and remains firm in her support.