The Kensington Review

10 April 2006

Latest Commentary: Volume V, Number 43
President Bush is Leaker-in-Chief -- The ship of state does, indeed, leak from the top. After George “LBJ” Bush went on the warpath earlier in his presidency about the disclosure of information to the press that he didn’t want released, it now turns out that one of the biggest “leaks” of his administration came from his own lips. In court papers from the “Scooter” Libby trial, the defendant has testified that the vice-president told him the president gave orders to release to reporter Judith Miller certain facts from a classified National Intelligence Estimate. It was a selective disclosure intended to boost the case for war in Iraq.

Exit Polls Say Italy Has Dropped Berlusconi -- Exit polls in Italy have a habit of not quite matching the final results. However, as balloting in the two-day election came to an end today, the exit polls suggested that Romano Prodi’s center-left coalition had defeated Silvio Berlusconi’s center-right ruling coalition. If this holds up, Italy’s Berlusconi-itis will have been cured by a Prime Minister-ectomy.

French Government Caves in on Labor Laws -- The French Government’s new labor law that made it easier to fire young people from their first jobs is no more. Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin and President Jacques Chirac had to withdraw it after intense street protests. The left, the unions, the students and their sympathizers have won the day. However, that doesn’t change the fact that one in four French youths doesn’t have work.

Audrey Hepburn Voted “Most Glamorous” by New Woman Magazine -- New Woman magazine isn’t one of the must-reads at this journal. Foreign Affairs or the Economist are more appropriate. So, it took a story on the BBC’s website to draw one’s attention to the fact that the readers of New Woman voted Audrey Hepburn “Most Glamorous Star of All Time.” One’s opinion of the readers of that publication has risen accordingly.

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