It turned into more of a political weekend than I'm accustomed to.

First, my friend and former colleague, Bill Malkin, wrote asking if he could borrow my site design for a website he was setting up in support of Brian Deegan. Brian is contesting the Adelaide Hills seat of Mayo, against the incumbent member, federal minister Alexander Downer, in the upcoming federal election.

Then, on Sunday evening, Theen had organized for us to see Michael Moore's Farenheit 9/11. What can I say — what a web of lies; fear, uncertainty and doubt; and corruption. The lies I'd heard of, the FUD I knew about, but the corruption was largely new to me.

Still mulling over the film, I came home, and what should be waiting for me in my RSS reader, but Tim Bray's pointer to an all-out summary of what's wrong with the Bush administration, written by former President Reagan's son, Ron. Read it.

Oh, and while we're on the subject of US politics and foreign policy, read another Australian, Jonathon Delacour, on Patriotism and the martial state.