Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Thursday ‘BushWhack’ing

The week is drawing to a close…

  • The Alberto Gonzales train of treachery continues…and now Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) is pondering a perjury investigation… (ponder no more Senator… just do it. It’s a moral imperative). This comes on the heels of an AP report that a four-page memo sent by then-National Intelligence Director John Negroponte in May 2006 confirms that a March 2004 White House intelligence briefing for top congressional leaders was on “the Terrorist Surveillance Program” even though Albatross said earlier this week that the White house briefing was about “other intelligence activities.” (And the lies continue to grow. Why is this man still the AG??)
  • Are the Democrats starting to grow some balls gain some courage? Democratic leaders in Congress want to raise Congress's rock-bottom approval ratings and at the same time drive an “ideological wedge” through the republican Party on domestic issues… here comes the legislation…
  • There have been recommendations to simplify the military’s convoluted health-care bureaucracy and overhaul the veterans disability system as well. The recommendations came from a presidential commission (that included, among others, former gop Sen. Bob Dole and President Clinton’s Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala) that was looking into the care given to wounded U.S. service members. “President” Bush is on record as saying that his administration will “look at every one of these recommendations” and will “implement them.” (I’ll believe it when I see it…)
  • And have we mentioned? That “President” Bush has his veto crayon out again? This time over a multiyear farm bill that the Dems had (surprise, surprise) locked in with a tax increase that almost instantly drew not only the veto threat from the White House but the departure of a handful of republican supporters… (Is it just me, or is this Congress starting to behave like the previous ‘do-nothing Congress’?? Someone needs to get their ass in gear and start governing… lest we allow the White House to do everything and fall further into the abyss)

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