Anyone as amused as I am that there are two Powells in W’s cabinet, father and son? I wonder when the last actual familial link was in a cabinet, since Jack and Bobby. I have no reason to believe that Michael Powell is incompetent or unqualified, but it does strike me as odd that no red flags have been raised. Talk about affirmative action! And then this morning’s New York Times contains a story about Strom Thurmond’s son, Strom, getting a pass for U.S. attorney because of his father’s name. I know we now have an hereditary presidency, but could someone please draw the line somewhere?