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Thursday, March 11, 2004

Cover Story

Our friends at Wonkette.com have drawn our attention to the arrest of a former Congressional staffer in Maryland for alleged spying for Iraq.

Laura Flanders goes into some detail about how women leaders are being used by the Administration to provide "superficial cover while the Administration pursues policies that take a disproportionate toll on the lives of women and people of color."

The Bushwomen are the Administration's way of sending two contradictory messages at once. Even as her husband courts social conservatives, Laura Bush lulls moderate voters into believing that the White House is not really in the clutches of the extreme right.