Friday, April 20, 2007

Hang 'em high

You know what?

Fuck everyone who voted for Gonzales, and who now is getting up on their high horses about his performance in the prosecutor scandal.

When Gonzales was Attorney General for the state of Texas, he provided such cursory and biased summaries of death penalty cases to then-governor George W. You-know-who, that Bush granted clemency only once, and sent 152 people to death during his term, which remains a record in modern America.

And in fact, Bush admitted that he didn't always read the memos, appallingly brief as they were, but would have Gonzales verbally summarize his own summaries. The memos amounted to little more than permission for Bush to check the box marked "no."

All of these senators who now are damning Gonzales, and calling for his resignation, they all knew of his willingness to put political expediency above justice before they voted to confirm him. And yet they confirmed him.

So how dare they pretend to be surprised that he would subvert the mere firing of some prosecutors?


RandyLuvsPaiste said...
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RandyLuvsPaiste said...

I dislike Arlen Specter because:
A) He's a Republican and
B) He represents Pennsylvania

...but it IS good to see him scold Alberto like the bitch he is.

dad said...

Good thing the Supreme Court doesn't get a vote on this.

Statistically speaking we know innocent people were sent to death in Texas because of ambition, loyalty, and incompetence.

I missed Molly.

michael said...

The "shock" is theater. Its transparency to a knowledgeable observer may be galling, but how else do you give the audience the sense of proper values they want to hear?

What's really sad is how thin Gonzales' lines look without the partisan support he so desperately needs right now. I wish Sam Kinison were alive to render an impression of him.

Johnny Yen said...

I've read time and time again that Shrub puts personal loyalty over everything. That's why he could consider nominating a mediocrity like Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.

And of course, he dutifully found the legal twistings to justify the torture at Abu Ghirab and Guantanamo. It's good to see him twisting in the wind. I'd just like to see the others with him.

Grant Miller said...

Gonzalez was appointed pre-2006 midterm, right?

vikkitikkitavi said...

Randy: Arlen Specter is the John McCain of PA. His reputation as a maverick is not deserved but rather, self-perpetuated.

Dad: Easy there, Dad. The man is PRO-LIFE, ya know.

Michael: I wish Bill Hicks were alive. There's hardly a day goes by that I don't wish that.

Johnny: Of course, there's always room on the gallows for more loyal Bushies. But let's not waste this moment of savoring the misery of one who is himself the cause of much misery in the world.


Grant: What's your point?