Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Just a theory

So Gonzalez refuses to fall on his sword, even though he has now admitted that his office misled Congress about how the eight U.S. attorneys were fired. He continues to lie about why they were fired, which was most certainly because they were not obsequious enough to BushCo.

One interesting aspect of this whole deal is that, after briefly considering firing all 93 U.S. prosecutors at the start of W’s second term, they decided instead to purge them one at a time, no doubt hoping to avoid scrutiny by doing so.

But why would they even entertain the thought of dismissing ALL the prosecutors, which would certainly be a huge story, unless by doing so they could hide, or justify, something else they’d been longing to do?

Like the firing of a certain prosecutor that they would certainly never dare fire on his own?

A certain untouchable prosecutor who has shone a teeny tiny little ray of light into the dark chasm of despair that is the Bush administration?

4 comments:

Grant Miller said...

"But why would they even entertain the thought of dismissing ALL the prosecutors, which would certainly be a huge story, unless by doing so they could hide, or justify, something else they’d been longing to do? Like the firing of a certain prosecutor that they would certainly never dare fire on his own? A certain untouchable prosecutor who has shone a teeny tiny little ray of light into the dark chasm of despair that is the Bush administration?"

Exfuckingactly.

dad said...

Now that the Libby trial is over, Patrick Fitzgerald can now go back to what he was doing before, prosecuting governmental corruption in Illinois and Chicago. Talk about job security.

Johnny Yen said...

Why, wouldn't that be Patrick "Archibald Cox" Fitzgerald?

michael said...

I read in the NYT that the re-authorization of the Patriot Act included a provision allowing the President to appoint new federal prosecutors without a Senate confirmation hearing. Why that move didn't raise an eyebrow at the time, I can only guess because it was buried in amongst a ton of other innocuous shit.

It shouldn't be surprising, though. Any way the Republican party can manipulate future political events to their own ends is fair game to them.