It's Fathers' Day, and the little rascal is, amazingly, still asleep at 10:10am. We were over at his cousins' last night, and they and their friends wore him out, apparently.
I'm wearing this t-shirt. How can a self-respecting geek dad wear anything else on Fathers' Day?
The best take on Watergate is, unsurprisingly, given by Charles Pierce:
Instead, the true "lessons" of Watergate were how we could abandon our responsibilities as citizens, and twist the obligations of self-government, so that "the country" would never have to "go through" anything like that again. What was a triumph of self-government in 1974 was reckoned to be such a national trauma by 1986 that our elite institutions formed an iron circle to keep it from happening to Ronald Reagan and his people because the country "couldn't take another failed presidency."
And that's how we've arrived at a place where Obama was warned in advance by the Villagers to barely mention Bush's failures, let alone his likely crimes, and where it seems to have become impossible to prosecute anyone in a position of wealth or power for crimes involving the abuse of their power.
Read the whole thing. As always with Pierce, it's worth it.