Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Tuesday ‘BushWhack’ing

  • More proof that they, republicans AND Democrats, just don’t get it. House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) is defending the decision to name scandal-plagued Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) to the Appropriations Committee. Said Boehner;“Where do you draw the line? We do not want a blanket allegation to rise to the level of credibility where we are basing our decisions on it. It’s unfair.” (Couple this with the news that lobbying reform is being forgotten, and you have evidence that things will soon be reverting back to the good ol’ days of smoke-filled rooms and lobbyists gettting whatever the hell they want for the right price. It’s just sad…)
  • Attorney General Alberto Gonzales just can’t catch a break (hahahahaha). Several dozen of his classmates at Harvard Law School wrote in a letter today: “As lawyers, and as a matter of principle, we can no longer be silent about this administration’s consistent disdain for the liberties we hold dear. Your failure to stand for the rule of law, particularly when faced with a president who makes the aggrandized claim of being a unitary executive, takes this country down a dangerous path.”(Ouch, that’s gotta hoit…)
  • And while Gonzales enjoys his never-ending job security, another DOJ employee is resigning in cover-up disgrace. Deputy AG Paul McNulty announced his resignation yesterday after a short 18-months on the job. While McNulty has officially said he did not resign due to the fallout of AttorneyGate, he cited the “financial realities” brought on by “college-age children and two decades of public service.” (Uh… yeah… sure… and if you believe that I have a bridge to sell you…)
  • Thinking that time is short and the environment is in even more peril, the Pew Charitable Trusts environmental program and the National Environmental Trust are joining forces to form the Pew Environment Group. (Green Peace is said to be inconsolable about being left out…)
  • And speaking of eternal job security. Paul Wolfowitz is still president of the World Bank… the World Bank is still mad at him… but they’re still not doing a damn thing.. ok, that’s not true, they’ve “rebuked him”. (Here’s an idea; grow some balls World Bank and don’t wait for him to resign; fire his ass!)
  • And last but not least, the gop field of pretenders contenders, all ten of them, head to South Carolina this evening for their second debate.(Odds that Thompson embarrasses himself again are running high. As are the odds that Giuliani will mention 9/11 at least 10 times, McCain will tie-in the Iraq war with the war on terror, and Romney will avoid any questions about his polygamy religion)

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