ThinkFast PM: June 20, 2006

All right. You’ve covered your ass, now.” Bush’s response on August 6, 2001 to the CIA briefer who informed him, “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.

What we learned from Karl Rove today: 1) he doesn’t want his kids digging ditches, but someone’s got to do it, and 2) if you’re in Texas and see a guy working tar on a roof, odds are that individual is not a U.S. citizen.

TPMMuckraker’s Justin Rood rides the courthouse elevator with freshly-convicted Bush administration official/Abramoff ally David Safavian.

Handholding preserved!” President Bush “has reassured Saudi Arabia’s king that he will continue to cooperate with the kingdom on energy issues even after his pledge to wean America off Middle East oil,” Saudi Arabia’s ambassador said today.

ArmsControlWonk has close-up satellite photos of the site where North Korea will reportedly test its missile. Meanwhile, Washington Post defense blogger William Arkin weighs in on “North Korea’s Non-Threat.

Today marked the launch of Faith in Public Life, a group designed to ensure that progressive faith voices are heard, and that “those who use religion as a tool of division and exclusion do not dominate public discourse.” Check out their blog.

And finally: Who knew large close-up photographs of bugs could be so beautiful?

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