Monday, August 27, 2007

Good night, Gonzalez. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely kill you in the morning.

BushCo has declared itself an Express Administration, that is, they are not making any stops between here and 1/20/09, so if you’re going to get off, you got to do it now, or else ride it all the way to the end.

I call bullshit.

Of all the brazen, unlikely, manufactured reasons given why disgraced Bushies are jumping ship, that one is the unlikeliest.

First of all, I don’t think the “rats off a sinking ship” metaphor is very apt, because it implies that the former BushCo employees are merely saving themselves. I think we can more accurately look on them as ballast being tossed overboard in the hopes of keeping their decrepit and moldering ship of state afloat. Firing, or resigning Gonzalez might not exactly be akin to rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic; it might be more like firing the ship's navigator who dismissed the dangers of icebergs by referring to them as "quaint," or "obsolete."

In any event, the end result is the same.

So far, the coverage I’ve heard of the Gonzalez resignation has come remarkably close to intimating that AG the AG was a fine public servant, until his loyalty to the Bush administration done did him in.

Again. I call bullshit.

AG was a private attorney until he was tapped by then Gov. Bush of Texas to join his administration, and he proved his loyalty right away, by conspiring to keep W’s D.U.I. from becoming public knowledge, and by making sure W needn’t worry his pretty little head with any of the sordid details of death row clemency considerations.

Gonzalez was an eager toady from the get-go, and everyone knew it. The silence from prominent Latinos about the criticism of the AG has been deafening, in spite of Chris Matthews’s musings about the probable humiliation level of “the Hispanic community.” Geez, Chris, do you feel humiliated every time some lily-white talking head with a hard-on for men in uniform and a deep abiding love for the sound of his own voice gets his ass handed to him when the facts of the story finally come to light? I’m going to guess not, so why don’t you quit prodding Latinos about their humiliation level and take a good hard look at your own humility mechanism? Because I think yours might be broken.

As for Gonzalez, well, you live by the sword, you fall on the sword. I can’t imagine that someone who has kept quiet about so many crimes would mind choking back on the truth one last time. Even if the truth is that you were chewed up and spit out, just like all the rest.

13 comments:

Skylers Dad said...

Do you get the feeling that by the end of this administration all that will be left is Bush, Cheney, and some of the cleaning crew?

dad said...

Is he going to spend more time with the family?

Jonn Lilyea said...

Um, if Gonzales was supposed to keep his DUI quiet, how come all of you rocket scientists know about it? Geez, that koolaid must be mighty tasty.

vikkitikkitavi said...

SkyDad: Unfortunately no shortage of Republican scumbags out there.

Dad: I heard he was first going to spend some time removing his nose from Bush's ass.

Jonn Lilyea: Um, because the DUI was subsequently exposed when he entered the presidential race, you fucking right-wing idiot. What, you can't even be bothered to Google something that simple before you go slinging weak-ass insults on my blog, which you obviously ran across in one of your random forays into the land of the living? I'm not going to ask what your fucking problem is, because it's obvious to me that anyone who's defending BushCo at this point is only doing so because they're unable to admit how completely fucking stupid and wrongity-wrong-wrong they were to have voted for that ignorant pathetic preppie momma's boy in the first place. I hope you enjoy being the most defensive asshole on your block, jerk, because you're in for a lifetime of it. Now why don't you skedaddle on out of here and go make some more "Hilary's ugly!" jokes on billoreilly.com

kirby said...

Wait, as a Hispanic, I'm supposed to be humiliated by Albertito's disgraceful performance? Damn it, I've got to get to the meetings more often.

SJ said...

God, I love a good Princess Bride reference like nothing else in the world.

Skylers Dad said...

Jonn: It's like climbing over the fence at the zoo into the pit with the animal, coming in here with that shit. But I guess it does serve a purpose in cleaning up the gene pool a bit...

'Bubbles' said...

For me, the rat / ship is the perfect analogy - rats will eat their young, so ballast is an excellent description for what Captain King Rat(s) is/are capable of.

Also, rats don't learn from observing other rats and their experiences. They (might) learn from what they experience themselves.

Then they write a book.



I *love* the photo and headline, Vikki!! Perfect, as usual!!

deadspot said...

I liked when he said that his worst days as Attorney General were better than his dad's best days on the job.

Really? How often did his dad have to resign in disgrace and hope that everyone would get bored before they sent his ass to prison? 'Cause that job would suck.

Grant Miller said...

I hope they use that picture when the bio-pic/buddy movie is made.

Michael said...

I admire your restraint in calling the man out on the facts, and keeping something of a sense of humor about such an embarrassment to our national image. I jsut get sick to my stomach, looking at kiss-ass lapdogs in positions of real importance in times of real crisis...ugh.

I have a counter-contest for you: what would be the most fitting cause of death for him?

vikkitikkitavi said...

Michael: Electrocution?

Michael said...

I was thinking bedridden with pancreatitis, then interrogated to death by Michael Moore.