The Kensington Review

3 March 2006

Latest Commentary: Volume V, Number 27
Katrina Video and Transcript Magically Appear -- Earlier this week, the Associated Press released videotape of a pre-Katrina briefing, and Newsweek received an e-mail containing a transcript of a briefing President George “LBJ” Bush had as the hurricane was destroying New Orleans. The White House is saying that there is nothing new in any of this, while the president’s numerous detractors claim it shows the White House lied about its actions back in August and September. However, the real story is that the White House told Congress some time ago that the records just released didn’t exist.

Bush Signs Nuke Deal with India’s Singh -- Nothing makes the Kensington Review happier than when the President of the United States gets a major policy goal right. Yesterday’s nuclear cooperation deal with India is just such a goal. If only Mr. Bush could make a habit of this sort of thing.

CBS Sues Howard Stern -- The next time someone complains about trivial legal action and frivolous lawsuits, he might just be talking about the CBS suit against former employee Howard Stern who is now on Sirius Satellite Radio. The company is suing its former superstar broadcaster for untold millions claiming that he “misappropriated millions of dollars worth of CBS Radio airtime for his own financial benefit, and fraudulently concealed his interest in hundreds of millions of dollars of Sirius stock while promoting it on the air.” Didn’t CBS listen to its own signal for 14 months?

Baseball Legend Buck O’Neil Denied Induction to the Hall of Fame -- Any industry’s Hall of Fame is largely nonsense. Such halls tend to be in places no one would visit otherwise, and the qualifications for induction tend to be skewed in favor of the popular rather than the important. Baseball’s is no different; Cooperstown, New York, is a dreadful little place with few redeeming features save a road leading out. As for admission, the baseball powers that be decided that the first black coach of a Major League team, a first baseman with four pennants, and manager of 5 Negro League teams didn’t deserve induction. Buck O’Neil accepted that unjust verdict with grace, but this journal is angry on his behalf.

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