Today’s Dish

RIP John Murtha. Pennsylvania has lost a great Congressman. May his journey to the Summerlands be blessed and peaceful.

But the Johnstown native forever cemented his legacy during a mid-November afternoon in 2005 when he went public with his skepticism about the course of the Iraq War.

“The war in Iraq is not going as advertised,” he declared in a speech. “It is a flawed policy wrapped in illusion. The American public is way ahead of us. The United States and coalition troops have done all they can in Iraq, but it is time for a change in direction. Our military is suffering. The future of our country is at risk. We can not continue on the present course.”

Elizabeth Warren is a ninja.

Banking is based on trust. The banks get our paychecks and hold our savings; they know where we spend our money and they keep it private. If we don’t trust them, the whole system breaks down. Yet for years, Wall Street CEOs have thrown away customer trust like so much worthless trash […]

I am being proven right about our President yet again.

This weekend, Americans were treated to something new: Barack Obama defending his war policies by suggesting they merely continue his predecessor’s practices. The defense is illuminating, not least for its implicit recognition that George W. Bush has more credibility on fighting terrorists than does the sitting president.

Yup, according to our beloved leader, George W. Bush was right all along and we should continue his war policies! You read that correctly. Oh, and also, anyone who doesn’t like it is just serving the interests of Al Qaeda.

In a brief op-ed in USA Today, White House counterterrorism chief John Brennan charges that critics who question the Obama administration’s decision to grant Miranda rights to accused Detroit bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab are “serv[ing] the goals of al Qaeda.”

WOW. Let’s have Wanda tell us how Americans feel.

Finally, Carrie Seim tells us the top ten reasons why Betty White should host SNL:

It’s not often that an 88-year-old woman becomes the star of the Super Bowl and Facebook all in one week. But when you’re Betty White, anything is possible.

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10. Betty’s pretty much hysterical.

While receiving her Lifetime Achievement Award at the SAGs last month, she ribbed vivacious presenter Sandra Bullock, asking, “Isn’t it heartening to see how far a girl as plain as she is can go?”

And she proved she isn’t afraid of SNL’s often smutty style. “I actually know many of you and I’ve worked with quite a few,” she said, adding quietly, “Maybe had a couple. And you know who you are.”

9. Betty doesn’t suck.

We’ve had to put up with January Jones, Steven Seagal, Paris Hilton, Michael Phelps and Nancy Kerrigan as sucky SNL hosts. Betty White could take all of them and their mamas. Come on, Lorne, give your fans what they’re really hungry for – a big bite of Betty!

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We love you, Betty!

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