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Achenblog: June 11, 2006 - June 17, 2006

On the Road With Dad

Last weekend I drove my eldest to New York City to visit a friend, and she was so appreciative, promising she'd make it up to me, that she'd even do that onerous weeding I'm always talking about. We spent...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 16, 2006; 7:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (222)
 
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Hugh and Cry over Iraq

Here's the transcript of my conversation with Hugh Hewitt yesterday on his radio show. And here's Hugh's take on it. Your thoughts welcome should you decide to wade into this. (Why doesn't Hugh's blog take comments?) By the ways,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 15, 2006; 7:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Bush, Gore, World Cup, etc.

Let me quickly address the president's surprise visit to Iraq. As you can see from the White House's own transcript, the president sincerely believed he would be doing a teleconference ("And tomorrow we'll be meeting with the new government...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 14, 2006; 7:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (214)
 
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Bad Sports at World Cup, and Other Rubbish

I couldn't believe the Czech team didn't pull a player after getting up 2-nil. Everyone knows that's insurmountable in World Cup soccer, in which 1-nil is considered a high-scoring match, 2-nil a blowout. Yo, whatever happened to sportsmanship??? For...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 12, 2006; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (326)
 
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Today's Wine List

[Here's the Sunday column. Been on the road, sorry to have taken so long to post this. I hope everyone's having a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. I've had tons of fun, possibly because I've managed to stay away from the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 11, 2006; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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