“There can be little doubt, after yesterday, that Alberto Gonzales was elevated to his position by Bush to affect a political takeover of the Justice Department.”
Truthout has a great article on what’s really going on behind the Gonzales scandal. I pretty much despise Schumer, but he did say something worth quoting here:
“Mr. Attorney General, at the beginning of the hearing, we laid out the burden of proof for you to meet, to answer questions directly and fully, to show that you were truly in charge of the Justice Department, and most of all, to convincingly explain who, when and why the eight US attorneys were fired. You’ve answered ‘I don’t know’ or ‘I can’t recall’ to close to a hundred questions.”
The incompetence of the Bush Administration and it’s so-called “officials” appointed by Bush is now legendary. This has all the appearance of deliberation too, meaning we cannot expect anybody smarter then Bush (like a stump for example) to be appointed.
I’ve long since ceased to be amazed at the evil practices exhibited by the Bush Administration.
“No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine.”
“I’m committed to fighting U.S. foreign policy, the greatest threat to peace and happiness in the world, and being in the United States is the best place for carrying out the battle. This is the belly of the beast, and I try to be an ulcer inside of it.” Cornering the Market on Morality
I’ve long believed Americans have absolutely no clear idea how incredibly dangerous the Bush Administration has been to this country. The long term impacts of this Adminstration will takes decades to fully unravel, time which no one on Earth has. At this critical time in history when responsible, sound decisions and decisive action is desperately needed, the best we can receive is “I don’t recall” indicative of gross incompetence, or worse, deliberate malfeasance and obstruction.
2008 will be no better. The past two Presidencies have been rocked by scandal and coverup. Lowering the bar has now become a political American trait. None of the Presidential hopefuls for 2008 are worthy of the job. And none will offer us the solutions that are becoming so desperately needed.