Roundup: Justifications edition

+And maybe he did something he shouldn't have done, and he spent the rest of his life making it up.

+You are, I know, a patriot. So I ask you to consider, over this July 4 weekend, doing an act of service for the country you love: Resign as chairman of the Republican party.

+Why the sudden fee to renounce US citizenship? I chalk it up to American spite—many Americans seem incensed at the very idea that a US citizen would give up his or her passport.

+The irony is that the Administration has opposed Republican efforts to rescind remaining TARP funding to reduce the deficit and debt – while actively using TARP beyond its intended purpose to bail out automobile companies and those failing to pay their home mortgages – and now supports rescinding these funds to finance future Wall Street bailouts.

+At least now we see why California doubled its number of state workers over the last decade.