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Steve Gilliard, 1964-2007

It is with tremendous sadness that we must convey the news that Steve Gilliard, editor and publisher of The News Blog, passed away June 2, 2007. He was 42.

To those who have come to trust The News Blog and its insightful, brash and unapologetic editorial tone, we have Steve to thank from the bottom of our hearts. Steve helped lead many discussions that mattered to all of us, and he tackled subjects and interest categories where others feared to tread.

Please keep Steve's friends and family in your thoughts and prayers.

Steve meant so much to us.

We will miss him terribly.

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Happy Monica Goodling Day

Am I only one that thinks that giving Sue Ralston immunity is a bad idea? Is it supposed to be out of the realm of possibility that Karls' gal friday would take the immunity and then convientently forget everything that passed between her ears in the years and years she worked for good ole shithead turdblossom. I wasnt sold on giving Goodling immunity but fine, we shall see if she is forthcoming. (which apparently she is starting to hedge on already.)

I would have to think that only a sucker would grant Ralston immunity, she has already said she will plead the 5th. If she refuses to testify, send her ass to jail. I will bet she doesnt last any longer there than Judith Miller. Going from the cocktail circuit to c-block will be quite a wake up call.