25 March 2007

What He Said

Maher lets fly on the Plame scandal

On another note, it is becoming more and more clear that Abu G lied when he said that he wasn't personally involved in the decision to fire eight US Attorneys. And they wonder why Leahy wants them under oath when they testify. It's because Bush and his gang have lied again and again and cannot possibly be trusted to tell the truth unless they face perjury charges if they do not. (and even then I wouldn't take them at their word.)

"Restore honor and integrity to the oval office" indeed.


  1. Just when you think this administration can't get any worse...it does just that. Yet they still cling to the same old tired catch phrases to justify their lies and ineptitude.

  2. And what needs to happen is for the left to give room for those who have been poorly represented by these thugs do move away from them with dignity.

    There are hardworking patriotic people that vote Republican as a result of identity politics. These people don't really think it is okay to out a spy. They don't want to see the federal debt skyrocket. They don't like the idea of US soldiers dying to protect oil companies or establish capitalists regimes in far away places. None of that is the behavior of a conservative administration. It is the behavior of a maniac.

    I've started bringing this up a lot, because I think one thing our country needs is for the Republican Party to go back to being a party that represents a point of view found in America. Right now, I don't know what its doing. Its not even helping evangelicals obtain their goals.

    My point: George Bush is evil; the people who voted for him are not.

  3. Weird that nobody has been charged (much less convicted) of outing the "spy," despite years of investigation.

    And yet the shrill screeching lies from the left continue.

  4. Um, except the spy was in fact outed, and networks were in fact destroyed. I mean, when they found the stained dress I had to admit that Clinton and Monica fooled around. Wow.

    So, some people on the right love their country, some love their party. I stand corrected.

  5. Wow, I know it's hard to believe that people could dare to have opinions that do not match your own, but welcome to the real world.

  6. As to the charges in the Plame case: read The Anatomy of Deceit, by Marcy Wheeler, which explains how immunity was given to Armitage in exchange for his grand jury testimony, who was used by Libby and Fleisher and so exposed Plame's identity without knowing she was NOC.

    The sole method to restore dignity and integrity to the Oval Office is to thoroughly strip it of all pests and terminally clean it. Lots of sunlight via testimony under oath will be a good first start.

  7. Did someone say 'shrill screeching'?

    "Eventually, I met with Rove. I arrived at his office a few minutes early, just in time to witness the Rove Treatment, which, like LBJ’s famous browbeating style, is becoming legend but is seldom reported. Rove’s assistant, Susan Ralston, said he’d be just a minute. She’s very nice, witty and polite. Over her shoulder was a small back room where a few young men were toiling away. I squeezed into a chair near the open door to Rove’s modest chamber, my back against his doorframe.

    Inside, Rove was talking to an aide about some political stratagem in some state that had gone awry and a political operative who had displeased him. I paid it no mind and reviewed a jotted list of questions I hoped to ask. But after a moment, it was like ignoring a tornado flinging parked cars. "We will fuck him. Do you hear me? We will fuck him. We will ruin him. Like no one has ever fucked him!" As a reporter, you get around—curse words, anger, passionate intensity are not notable events—but the ferocity, the bellicosity, the violent imputations were, well, shocking. This went on without a break for a minute or two. Then the aide slipped out looking a bit ashen, and Rove, his face ruddy from the exertions of the past few moments, looked at me and smiled a gentle, Clarence-the-Angel smile. "Come on in." And I did. "



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