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28 May 2008


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Latest Commentary: Volume VII, Number 64
Ex-Bush Spokesman’s Book Nails White House “Propaganda” -- A new book by former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan will be available in most bookstores on Monday, June 2. However, a few Washington, DC, shops broke the embargo, and a copy of What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception (Public Affairs, $27.95) made its way to yesterday. Since last night, the media have been devouring its contents because Mr. McClellan finally told the truth about his former colleagues.

Indonesia Quits OPEC -- Indonesia has just announced that it is leaving the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries because the price of oil is too high and it no longer exports the stuff. Energy Minister Purnomo Yusgiantor explained, “Actually there is also one rationale -- that we are not happy with the high oil prices. Because we are an oil producer and we are an oil consumer.” Indeed, Indonesia has been an oil importer for some time.

MSN Money Names 10 to Customer Service Hall of Shame -- This journal doesn’t go in for “Top 10 . . .” lists because there isn’t much thought given to the list; it merely makes headlines. However, MSN Money has named the 10 worst customer service companies, and in the hopes they will improve through extra publicity, here they are from very worst to 10th worst :

Sharon Stone’s Comments Get Her Movies Banned in China -- This journal believes movie star Sharon Stone couldn’t act her way out of a paper bag. However, she does still get work in movies, and she is a box office draw. That said, some comments she made at the Cannes Film Festival last week about Tibet and the killer earthquake in the People’s Republic have got her films banned in China. Not only can’t she act, she can’t tell when to shut up.

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