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I have never seen this country politically divided as much as it is today. I remember the 1968 Democratic convention, Watergate, Monicagate, and President George W. Bush derangement syndrome but this last year takes the cake. Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) said he decided to call it quits because of excessive partisanship that makes progress on public policy difficult to achieve as the motivation for his decision. He was ahead in the polls. I don't think anyone can disagree that the senate is dysfunctional.

Yesterday's face off between former Vice President Dick Cheney and current Vice President Joe Biden is a prime example of what's happening today. I understand Dick Cheney trying to defend his policies but his argument should be with the Bush administration because Obama has not changed much of President Bush's policies. It was President Bush that stopped the enhanced interrogation policies, Miranidized the shoe bomber, stopped rendition, and said he looked forward to closing Guantánamo Bay. I understand the arguments for a more intense interrogation policy but I still think that the FBI is one of the world's best interrogators. Mayor Bloomberg initially said it was okay to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York but some outside forces caused him to change his mind. The federal justice system could still try him on a military base. Vice president Cheney acted as though the Supreme Court was some rogue outside force hindering our war policies. Liz Cheney and former Attorney General (Michael) Mukasey are saying that, when we prosecuted and successfully convicted people after the '93 World Trade Center bombing, it eventually led to 9/11 and 3,000 dead Americans."That treating it as a law enforcement mentality theory bit it is no excuse for ignoring the August 6, 2001, presidential daily briefing entitled “Bin Laden determined to strike in US.” I think the neocons want to be in a position of “I told you so” if we get attacked again but it is the same people who still support the Iraq war fiasco. Calling for the resignation of the Attorney General for enforcing the same policies of the previous administration reeks with hypocrisy and partisan politics.

If 71% of Americans do not think that Sarah Palin is qualified to be president of the United States, why does the media continue to ask her political questions? Why do we give the crazies of either party the spotlight? More people tune into American Idol and Dancing with the Stars than to Fox News,CNN, and MSNB, combined ;so celebrity politics will continue to be covered because serious issues are too boring, making it easier for politicians to sell death panels,WMD, and free health care for all.