Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Here Comes the Probe

Well it’s about friggin’ time

The Office of Special Counsel is about to do what thousands of Americans have wanted to do for a very long time… stick a probe so far up Karl Rove’s ass that they find his head…

From the Washington Post:

“The Office of Special Counsel is preparing to jump into one of the most sensitive and potentially explosive issues in Washington, launching a broad investigation into key elements of the White House political operations that for more than six years have been headed by chief strategist Karl Rove.

The new investigation, which will examine the firing of at least one U.S. attorney, missing White House e-mails, and White House efforts to keep presidential appointees attuned to Republican political priorities, could create a substantial new problem for the Bush White House.”


One of the OSC’s primary reasons for existence is to enforce the Hatch Act, a law enacted in 1939 to preserve the integrity of the civil service…

Oops…

Obviously the office has been severely lacking in their enforcement and monitoring with the current administration, but now, with a plethora of problems plaguing Bush’s White House, they’re starting to find their courage and are about to embark on a quest that could have wide-reaching implications on many, many people.

One also has to think, and it’s what I believe, that with a Democratically-controlled Congress, all the “non-partisan” agencies within our government (I.E.: GAO, CBO, etc) have become a little more brave in their attempts to point out wrongdoing within the Bush(whacked) Administration.

Think about it… now they can get information to the chairpersons of the various committees in order to, at the least, get the hearing process underway without fear of retribution

So the OSC is going to investigate Rove and try to discover not only what knows, but also what he’s done

Now we only have to hope that Rove has a better memory than Alberto “Bush Still Likes Me” Gonzales… which is highly unlikely. But, in my opinion, I think Rove seems like one to back down from a real fight and will probably plead the fifth…

Stay tuned…

Update: I’ve read a lot of other posts about this today, and badgervan mentioned it in a couple of comments on this story.

I know a lot of people are skeptical of the head of OSC, Scott Bloch, and for good reason as he seems to be a BushCrony in the highest order (I’ll try and hide my surprise…)

But, as I mentioned above, I like the chances of something actually getting done because of the Democratic-controlled Congress.

Also, Mr. Bloch might be looking out for his own ass and doesn’t want to be hungh up to dry like Scooter and, sooner or later, Alberto…

2 comments:

badgervan said...

I read that the guy in charge of this "probe" is a certified white washer, a disciple of Gonzo, a religious nut ( natch ), and a true believer in all things bushcheneyrove. I think this "probe" just might be a way to drag things out for bush's remaining days. For this guy to find anyone in this admin guilty of anything seems a stretch. Hope I'm wrong, but these guys operate a certain way - and it doesn't point to any bushies being held accountable for anything, as we have all seen so far.

badgervan said...

The "investigator's" name is Scott Bloch, and get this: he is also under investigation at present for something related to his underlings! These people are simply amazing in their brazeness. Amazing.