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Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Oh, he's guilty

Alberto Gonzales, that is.

I know this, because the president has offered his unqualified support.

Earlier today, in regard to the firings of the US Attorneys, Bush said that "there is no indication that anybody did anything improper," and that the Democrats were more interested in "scoring political points" than finding out what actually happened.

I feel confident that the Democrats can manage both.

The fun part is when George says things like "It will be regrettable if they choose to head down the partisan road of issuing subpoenas and demanding show trials when I have agreed to make key White House officials and documents available."

Oversight. That is one of Congress' most important functions. What the president has offered in what he calls a "compromise," is to allow the people in his administration behind the scandal, Karl Rove and Harriet Miers, to testify before the Senate, behind closed doors, and only if they are not under oath.

Well, nothing fishy about that, yeah?

Everything is above board, everyone is doing their jobs legally, and yet no one can talk about it with cameras rolling, or after first swearing to tell the truth. I would like a similar deal next time I have to testify or fill out a legal document.

Bush's stance is not surprising, of course. He is not one to think, or look at the facts. He believes. He believes that Alberto Gonzales is doing a great job, he believes that we are winning in Iraq, he believes that God has endorsed his policies, he believes that the poor deserve what they get, he believes that education is for losers, he believes that might makes right, he believes that the Bible is literal truth, and he believes that the US Constitution is inconvenient. George believes a lot of things that are unsupported in fact and reality, and likely believes that neither of his daughters has HPV.

These things happen.

So, I don't know what's going to happen next, because if Rumsfeld can be thrown under the bus, then anything is possible. But I hope the Congress has the balls to ferret out the truth on this matter, and all of the other scandals this administration has authored. And feel free to take your time. If the president wants to drag this out into an election year, his party can pay the price. His insistence on delaying victory in Iraq will likely do him in, but the myriad of criminal activity will be the icing on the cake.

Remember the way the Democrats treated Jimmy Carter after he left office? Imagine the antipathy multiplied by ten, and that's George W. Bush's legacy with the GOP.

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