REG. U.S. PAT. OFF.
Greg Palast marks Labor Day.This guy likes the sound of his own voice, but I generally like what he has to say. Not sure how much exposure he gets at home in the US: it probably should be more. Apologies if I'm preaching to the converted.
Palast is highly respected in the blogosphere circles in which I travel. I think he certainly doesn't like the sound of his voice as much as, say, George Galloway, but hey, Palast has books to sell so he's quite often in PR mode. I almost always wind up bookmarking one or another of his posts for further discussion, though, including the one to which you link here.
Haven't read Palast much and I appreciate being reminded. How well known is he in the US, you ask? Not nearly famous enough to attract the character assassins who feed on Michael Moore and Cindy Sheehan.
I've been aware of Palast's writings for several years now. Unfortunately, not enough people have discovered him yet. He's always worth reading.
Greg Palast under investigation by Homeland Security:http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/9/8/1652/27710
Gorgeous George is certainly no slouch in the self-promotion stakes, Elayne, I agree... although I reckon he could have used a better PR consultant before taking on this gig.http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/news/archives/GallowayBLOG.jpg&imgrefurl=http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/news/archives/2006/01/23/hoist_by_his_own_leotard.html&h=325&w=200&sz=11&hl=en&start=9&tbnid=WXWVtIsZJrpiYM:&tbnh=118&tbnw=73&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgeorge%2Bgalloway%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26sa%3DG The man is very creepy but, weirdly perhaps, I like him. At least he has a backbone, which is more than can be said for most other current British parliamentarians.
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