is why some in Congress are issuing subpoenas and talking about
contempt citations. This is why…
The editorial writers at WSJ disagree,
thinking that the US Attorney scandal is pure politics. They
are foolish if they believe that. You don’t get mass
resignations over nothing. You don’t violate
the Presidential Records Act for nothing.
July 26, 2007
we go again. Democrats in Congress have made
little headway in their own investigations into the non-scandal over
the firings of nine U.S. Attorneys last year, so they’ve hit upon
another strategy: Get the Justice Department to do the investigating
for them. And right on cue, Republican Senator Arlen Specter has joined
the call for a special counsel to investigate the dismissals. Now,
there’s a truly bad idea.
We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: U.S. Attorneys are
political appointees. They serve at the pleasure of the President, who
has the right to fire them at any time. Just ask Bill Clinton
and Janet Reno, who fired all the U.S. Attorneys
in one fell swoop in 1993 to little political or media consternation….
That is an incredibly stupid thing to put in a major,
If a cop pulls over everyone who drives by a checkpoint, that is no big
deal. If the cop only pulls over black people, that is a
problem. The motive does matter.
Oh, and CNN is almost as bad:
Commentary: Gonzales’ persecutors blinded by rage
POSTED: 3:49 p.m. EDT, March 22, 2007
SAN DIEGO, California (CNN) — In the flap over the ousted U.S.
attorneys, Alberto Gonzales has been hoisted up as a political
The nation’s first Hispanic attorney general is being pressured to
resign by — pick ’em — Democrats trying to make hay, an elite media
that long opposed him, civil libertarians who condemn administration
policy on detainees and wiretaps, conservatives who think Gonzales is
too liberal, and liberals who think he’s too conservative…
This is not some casual fling. This is not a political
vendetta. This is serious business. CNN and the
Wall Street Journal need to realize that it is not appropriate to make
fun of the congressional leaders who are pursuing this. It is
not appropriate to dismiss them as acting in “blind rage.” It
is not a fishing expedition.
No, the administration does have something to hide. This is
what it is all about:
| Emails Detail RNC Voter Suppression in Five States
By Jason Leopold and Matt Renner
t r u t h o u t | Report
Thursday 26 July 2007
Editor’s Note: A full examination of this issue will be the
topic for this week’s program, “Voter Caging” on “NOW” airing Friday,
July 27 on PBS (Check local listings at http://www.pbs.org/now/sched.html.).
Previously undisclosed documents detail how Republican operatives, with
the knowledge of several White House officials, engaged in an illegal,
racially-motivated effort to suppress tens of thousands of votes during
the 2004 presidential campaign in a state where George W. Bush was
trailing his Democratic challenger, Senator John Kerry.
The documents also contain details describing how Bush-Cheney 2004
campaign officials, and at least one individual who worked for White
House political adviser Karl Rove, planned to stop minorities residing
in Cuyahoga County from voting on election day.
The efforts to purge voters from registration rolls was spearheaded by
Tim Griffin, a former Republican National Committee opposition
researcher. Griffin recently resigned from his post as interim US
attorney for Little Rock Arkansas. His predecessor, Bud Cummins, was
forced out to make way for Griffin…
Election Fraud. Stealing elections. Usurping the
power of the People to determine their own government.
Update: David Olsen has a more rockin’ video on the same subject here. The problem with the video is that it advocates impeachment. This is beyond impeachment. This is about serious time. With, like, hard labor.