Monday, March 19, 2007

Attorneygate

Senator Dianne Feinstein said yesterday on Meet the Press that it's increasingly looking like U.S. Attorney Carol Lam was fired because, after convicting Randy "Duke" Cunningham for accepting bribes, she had her sights set on two more Republicans. Emails tell the story. If in fact this allegation turns out to be true, then guess what? Yup, Gonzales et al may very well have committed a crime.

Obstruction of justice, anybody?

Thus it should come as no surprise that the White House is now seeking to replace the Attorney General. In addition, Congress is more than ready to repeal the provision sneaked into the Patriot Act that allowed Gonzales to appoint U.S. Attorneys without Congressional approval.

UPDATE: Bush apparently showed a bit of temper today and called the Attorneygate scandal a Democratic witchhunt. He says he'll not let Rove, Miers, et al, testify under oath, only in private and off-the-record. I say, good grief. If there was no wrongdoing, let them testify under oath. Subpoenas will be issued, so if they don't testify, next there will be "Contempt of Congress" charges. The Dept of Justice will have to investigate. Some of the really liberal blogs (hey, I'm liberal, but I mean the REAAAALLLY liberal ones) are already mentioning the word "impeachment." Whoopee do. President Bush, please just let them testify. Then this'll be all over and done with, now that Congress has acted swiftly to repeal that bit of the Patriot Act that gave Gonzales full reign to slash and burn as the politicos saw fit.

Unless, of course, there's something to hide. And I really hope not.

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