Thursday, May 17, 2007

Thursday ‘BushWhack’ing

  • Outed CIA agent Valerie Plame’s civil lawsuit will be under attack this morning. Attorneys for Vice President Dick “Dick” Cheney, Scooter Libby and others will urge Judge John Bates, who is a Bush appointee and a former aide to Ken “Couldn’t hold Patrick Fitzgerald’s jockstrap” Starr, that “the case be thrown out.” (Wow… isn’t that convienent???)
  • Not surprisingly, the Feingold-Reid bill was defeated in the Senate and serves as a perfect example of how deep the chasm is AMONG DEMOCRATS of how far to take their opposition to the Iraq quagmire.
  • Like a hemorrhoid, we just can’t get rid of Paul Wolfowitz
  • The White House national security adviser under President Clinton, Samuel Berger, has agreed to forfeit his license to practice law after he pleaded guilty to taking highly classified documents from the National Archives. (Berger definitely got what he deserved and should be ashamed of himself for doing something so blatantly wrong)
  • Regarding my post yesterday about the disturbing actions of Alberto Gonzales, and how there was “dissent” about the domestic surveillance program at the DOJ, the Justice Department has stated they will not retract a sworn statement given by Gonzales in 2006 that the Terrorist Surveillance Program had aroused no controversy inside the Bush administration, despite James Comey’s Senate testimony earlier this week that says otherwise. (And the cover-up continues…)
  • And speaking of Gonzales and AttorneyGate…directly undermining testimony given by Gonzales last week, the Washington Post is reporting that the Justice Department considered dismissing a lot more U.S. attorneys than officials previously acknowledged, with, at the least, 26 more prosecutors being suggested for termination. (This is just getting comical now... and Gonzales continues to maintain that he won't resign. Fine, if he won't resign, maybe those on Capitol Hill need to take that matter into their own hands...)
  • And have we mentioned? That two more republican Senator’s have come out in favor of Gonzales resigning? Senators Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Chuck Hagel (R-NE) have both suggested that Gonzales should consider stepping down … sooner rather than later…

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