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Fire Richard Cohen. Fire Him Now

The Washington Post will never recover its reputation as long as it continues to employ people in the unreality-based community like Richard Cohen:

Rising Hegemon: Suffer the little Wankers: Apparently, Richard Cohen finally noticed the sky is blue.

So common is the statement "Bush lied" that it seems sometimes that I am the only blue-state person who does not think it is true. Then, last week, the indomitable Helen Thomas changed all that with a single question. She asked George Bush why he wanted "to go to war" from the moment he "stepped into the White House," and the president said, "You know, I didn't want war." With that, the last blue-state skeptic folded.

Five and a quarter years of shilling for George W. Bush is five and a quarter years too many.