Tuesday, July 24, 2007

P.S. hari-kari party at my digs later


How about a little walk down memory lane?

C'mon! It's fun.

Especially on a day like today, when our Attorney General, our nation's top law enforcement official, asserted that he "doesn't know" whether Karl Rove briefed Justice Department officials on Republican National Committee business and talking points, and he's "unsure" how many federal attorneys were fired not because they couldn't do their jobs, but because they wouldn't do the RNC version of their jobs.

In these fast-paced days of ours, when the accusations that BushCo has very nearly turned our government into a subsidiary of the RNC are flying faster than you can say "special prosecutor," wouldn't it be nice to return to a simpler, less stressful time?

And what a time it was: 1996! A time when the best scandal we could dig up about the current administration and their politicization of the government was that the Vice President used his office phone to call a donor.

Used his office phone! His official Vice-Presidential phone!

No, the taxpayers didn't pay for the call. He charged the call to the DNC. But still, you know, wear and tear. Also, he might have twisted the cord around his finger, okay, and then maybe his assistant had to untangle it or something. And the untangling might have taken valuable tax-payer-financed minutes to complete.

It was an important scandal that took up much of the media's time and energy. And we all paid attention to it, because maybe it meant that the Vice President wasn't a man with our best interests at heart.

Aaaahhhhh.....yes, that's it. Now, just let the bitterness and the irony just slide down your throat and settle into your gut. Yeah... Ruminate on it, baby, and then clench your fists and your gut tight, and hold onto that feeling, revel in it, because you still got another 16 months to go.

9 comments:

Chris said...

I don't think I'm gonna make it. I wish there was some sort of support group.

Johnny Yen said...

You know, I look at it the other way. These next sixteen months are gonna be like running a gauntlet for these fuckers.

mrgumby2u said...

Actually it's worse than you think. It's 18 months til the next inauguration.

Skylers Dad said...

Gee, thanks a whole hell of a lot Vikki. I actually woke up in a good mood, now my inside hurt.

Grant Miller said...

FYI: That phone Al Gore used was the Doomsday direct line to Moscow. Imagine if he was using it while Boris Yeltsin was trying to call.

Bubs said...

Yeah, thanks. Reminding me of the 8 year national nightmare of relative peace and prosperity...I'll have the terrors and sweats again tonight, I'm sure of it.

Michael said...

Og, the Clinton years. That time I went from a $26k a year job to owning a multi-million dollar business.

What a shameful, horrible time that was.

kirby said...

And don't forget, didn't a Rethug stooge just deny the Wilson's right to press ahead with a civil suit against Scooter? Not much coverage in the MSM that I can see.

dad said...

544 DAYS
7 Hrs 46 Min 38.0 Sec

I bought a cap that says "01.20.09 Bush's Last Day".

Of course impeachment sounds just fine.