The Kensington Review

2 July 2007

Latest Commentary: Volume VI, Number 79
Senator Leahy Threatens Executive with Contempt of Congress -- Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) is Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. As such, he is the guiding light in the Democrats’ assault on the Justice Department and its questionable firing of nine US attorneys. The Congress has subpoenaed records concerning the personnel changes, and the White House has invoked executive privilege. On “Meet the Press” yesterday, Senator Leahy said he’d cite the administration for contempt of Congress if it became necessary. The gauntlet for a constitutional crisis has been thrown down Pennsylvania Avenue.

Terrorists Botch Attacks on Britain -- British police this morning are holding at least 7 individuals in relation to two car bombs found and made safe in London last week as well as a failed suicide car bombing of Glasgow’s airport. The UK’s terror threat level remains at its highest, “critical.” Nevertheless, it appears that the plotters are inept and that they have shot their bolt. Worse for them, they were all taken alive and the two car bombs never exploded, and that means a huge intelligence jackpot for the good guys.

7-Eleven Becomes Simpsons’ Kwik-E-Mart -- The marketing tie-in of the decade links the July 27th release of “The Simpsons” movie with 7-Eleven, Inc. Over the week-end, a dozen of the convenience stores turned into Kwik-E-Marts, the fictional chain where Homer buys his beer and anniversary presents. The campaign is paid for entirely by 7-Eleven, and it could be the most effective buy they’ll do for a long time.

Concert for Diana Mixed Corn and Art -- The concert Princes William and Harry organized in celebration of their late mother’s 46th birthday was much like their mother’s life. It had a certain sparkle, it attracted a great deal of attention, and parts of it were downright wonderful. At the same time, it was a bit sappy and didn’t quite live up to the potential before it.

© Copyright 2007 by The Kensington Review, Jeff Myhre, PhD, Editor. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written consent. Produced using Fedora Linux.


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