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Saturday, April 07, 2007

U.S. Attorney Scandal

It looks as if the White House and the Republic Party have left Abu Gonzales to twist slowly in the wind. He's supposedly cramming for the grilling the Judiciary Committee is bound to lay on his miserable, pathetic, weaselly, lying ass.

At first, I thought, yaknow, they should've come clean. But somewhere on the InnerTubes, I read an excellent argument about why they had to lie and shuffle and shuck and jive around this scandal. They committed a crime, or crimes, and they knew they did. They could not come clean because in order to do so, they would have to make public everything surrounding the firings, and no matter how much lipstick they put on it, it's still a pig. THAT'S WHY THEY LIED AND TRIED TO COVER IT UP. Yup.

Update: 'Twas IrishJim as said it.

A commenter at Firedoglake pointed out some interesting things about the U.S. Attorney scandal:

Paul Krugman noted a couple of weeks ago, for example, that Chris Christie, the former Bush “Pioneer” who is now the U.S. attorney for New Jersey, issued subpoenas as part of an investigation against Sen. Bob Menendez (D) shortly before last year’s election.

* In New Hampshire, Democrats want Congress to investigate whether prosecution of a Republican phone-jamming scheme on Election Day 2002 was intentionally delayed until after the presidential election two years later.

* Did the U.S. Attorney’s office in Pennsylvania intentionally target Bob Casey allies to undermine his Senate campaign against Rick Santorum?

* Why was the career U.S. Attorney in Guam removed in 2002 after he started investigating disgraced GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff?

* Why has Western Pennsylvania’s U.S. attorney, Mary Beth Buchanan, spent a disproportionate amount of her time launching public-corruption investigations against Democrats, while overlooking Republicans?

* In July 2005, the U.S. Attorney in Denver decided not to pursue a matter in which bouncers at a Bush event impersonated Secret Service agents to throw out three law-abiding ticket-holders because of their bumper sticker (the Denver Three controversy). Did politics dictate the decision?

In good news, harpy-in-training Monica Goodling resigned today, only to be told that running away will not save her skanky ass, on which the Democrat-dominated Judicial committee is even now spraypainting a large series of concentric circles.

Puts me in mind of a terrific Gary Larsen cartoon of two deer chatting, one with exactly such an image on its person and the other saying "Bummer of a birthmark, Hal."

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At 5:12 AM, Blogger Jim said...

In relation to Ms. MAry Beth Buchanan, your post is a little misleading. To date, Ms. Buchanan has launched no investigations against Republicans. Instead, she has launched many politically motivated lawsuits to quench the Republican fringe groups. Just look at the Republican Issue for the day (Immigration, Porn, Education, Veterans, etc.) and there is going to be a news release from Ms. Buchanan's office saying how she has moved forward with some sort of investigation on the topic.

As for investigations on Democrats, Ms. Buchanan has used her office to investigate the elected officials Mayor Tom Murphy, the late Mayor Bob O'Connor, Sheriff Pete Defazio, and now Cyril Wecht. Here's a little tid bit on Cyril. Ms. Buchanan claims he misappropriated funds, yet can not provide a $$ amount for the indictment. Additionally, the individuals alleged to be harmed from Dr. Wecht's alleged crimes refute the claims of Ms. Buchanan's office.

Oh, how this can go on forwever. If you want more, read these great articles on Ms. Buchanan (another great Bush soldier).

At 9:36 AM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

Thank you very much for an insightful comment. I followed your links and bookmarked them, and plan to do some reading on the topic, then post additional information. In fact, I'd like to post your words verbatim, as well, and hope you don't mind. I tried to email you to request permission, but that link leads nowhere. %^)

At 9:28 AM, Blogger Jim said...

Feel free to post my comments as you see fit.


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