Monday, March 26, 2007

Another Bush "longtime friend" in trouble

Every time I hear that phraise now, I cringe.

The White House continued to back Gonzales, a fellow Texan and longtime friend of Bush. "The president supports the attorney general," White House spokeswoman Nicole Guillemard said Sunday. She said the White House does not believe Gonzales' statements were inconsistent with what his calendar showed.
Touchingly, she was wearing a pin featuring the Easter Bunny at the time. No, not actually. It was the Tooth Fairy.

Former prosecutors John McKay in Seattle and David Iglesias in New Mexico both said they were rebuked in private conversations for not pursuing Democrats in their states more aggressively in election-year investigations. "It is troubling, connecting those political dots," Iglesias said.

Bud Cummins, who was replaced as U.S. attorney in Little Rock, Ark., by a Karl Rove protegee, acknowledged political appointees can be fired for no reason.

"But in this case it looks like that authority was delegated down through (former White House counsel) Harriet Miers, Karl Rove, Judge Gonzales and all the way down to a bunch of 35-year-old kids who got in a room together and tried to decide who was most loyal to the president," Cummins said.
Just to remind you, this is the second blatant crook that has held the AG slot. For the next Senate confirmation hearing, I think the "friendship" litmus test should be applied. If you have known GWB for years, and are a Bush Loyalist in spite of that, ... don't let the door hit your ass on the way out of the hearing room.

As for the prosecutors who were not fired... hm. Maybe we should look into that. Oh, and the operations of the FBI, to see how much political activity they have gotten into, following up on leads provided by Illegal NSA wiretaps of, well, who knows? Of course, that's the beauty of warrentless wiretapping. No embarrassing paperwork.

So let's just assume that Bush has wiretapped all political enemies, real and imagined and impeach from that point.

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