McCain: "I believe my party has gone astray." Sen. John McCain lays into the GOP. Citing Bush's lousy record on the environment, treatement of minorities, and preparedness for the Iraq war, McCain chides, "You can't fly in on an aircraft carrier and declare victory and have the deaths continue. You can't do that." Also: The Guardian reports that, with US troops growing thinner in Iraq, the military is sending ill and battle-injured soldiers back before they've healed.

W is for Waffler: With his credibility tanking and a growing list of reversed opinions and reneged promises, it's no wonder people are calling George W. Bush "flip-flopper in chief."

White House whitewashes environmental disaster: How will the White House smear government whistleblower Jack Spadaro? On 60 Minutes tomorrow night the former head of the National Mine Health and Safety Academy will allege that the Bush administration "covered up the reasons for a toxic coal slurry spill in Appalachia that ranks among the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history." According to Spadaro, the 300-million gallon spill (reportedly 25 times the size of the Exxon Valdez disaster) was caused by Massey Energy, a generous donor to the GOP, and the Bush administration stepped in to curtail the investigation. Massey had to pay a $110,000 fine. "It polluted 100 miles of streams, killing everything in the streams, all the way to the Ohio River. The Bush administration came in and the scope of our investigation was considerably shortened," says Spadaro. "I had never seen something so corrupt and lawless in my entire career…interference with a federal investigation of the most serious environmental disaster in the history of the Eastern United States.”

Headline of the day: Brawl breaks out at anger management assembly.

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