So I was late to work this morning because I was doing my back stretches and watching George W. Bush‘s final press conference. Although Dubya did admit to a couple of regrets, he was characteristically flippant and defensive when talking about the rationale for the war in Iraq and the federal response to Hurricane Katrina. Watch the whole thing here (if you dare).
In other news from our nation’s capital, the Senate is holding confirmations hearings all week to see if maybe they can get Barry a government in place before January 20. The Hillary Show is on Tuesday (she’ll sail right through to State), and Eric Holder’s Attorney General appointment is reviewed on Thursday (he’s gonna face some Republican heat).
Here’s the rest of the week’s hearings:
Education Secretary nominee Arne Duncan, Jan. 13; Energy Secretary nominee Steven Chu, Jan. 13; HUD Secretary nominee Shaun Donovan, Jan. 13; OMB Director nominee Peter Orszag, Jan. 13; Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Eric Shinseki, Jan. 14; Agriculture Secretary nominee Tom Vilsack, Jan 14; Interior Secretary nominee Ken Salazar, Jan. 15; UN Secretary nominee Susan Rice, Jan. 15; Treasury Secretary nominee Tim Geithner, Jan. 15.
The Leon E. Panetta grilling has yet to be scheduled. That one should be fun.