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All the good news is somewhere else

The Nats are doing well, laying the smackdown on the Braves last night behind Ramon Ortiz, picking some good prospects in the draft, and maybe even signing a replacement for the inept Frank Robinson. (Via Capitol Punishment.)

I wish I could say the same about the Twins, who got chumped again last night by Carl Everett's sayonara homer in the 14th with an assist from that inept fucktard Ron Gardenhire, who obviously has no clue how to use his bullpen or when a bunt is appropriate. The front office is similarly moronic, thinking the Brewers would be dumb enough to cough up Billy Hall or Corey Koskie for the putrid remains of Kyle Lohse. (For those of you who came in late, Lohse was sent down to Triple-A Rochester after amassing a craptacular 8.92 ERA, and has $4 million coming to him this year.) In the latter case, though, it could be just Sid Hartman's senile dementia acting up again. At this point, Aaron Gleeman reports that the Twins own the third-worst record in baseball, 25-33,
ahead of only the Devil Rays (24-36) and Royals (14-43). And dating back to last season Gardenhire's boys are now 73-89 over their last 162 games
. Somebody fire this idiot and find a real manager, please! (All links via Aaron Gleeman.)

Meanwhile, Zarqawi has been killed, and the press erupts in cheers. Unfortunately for the reputation of al-Reuters and the rest of the Drive-By Media, that would be the Iraqi press, since the networks were busy reminding us of W's incompetence at this warfighting thing.

Every silver lining has a dark cloud wrapped around it, though, and last night it was Ann Coulter, who managed to stick her foot in her mouth again. She was promptly called out by Hugh Hewitt and Ed Morrissey, among others. If nothing else, this is a useful illustration of how the conservative/libertarian alliance that makes up the GOP tends to police its own ranks and throw those who are obviously unhinged over the side, in contrast to certain other political parties who apparently can't get enough of Michael Moore, Cynthia McKinney, Ted Rall, Ward Churchill...need I go on? (Via Instapundit, who helpfully -if belatedly- suggests to the junior senator from New York "Don't feed the trolls.")