Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Checked and Balanced:


Note to Bush: This is how it works, Chimp Boy.

When he says that the congress must "accept his offer to have top aides testify about the firings of federal prosecutors only privately and not under oath" the correct answer to that is, "fuck off, asshole". Well, what Leahy said was, "Testimony should be on the record and under oath. That's the formula for true accountability".

Correct.

Thank you, Senator.

It's about fucking time there was some checking going on over White House way.

Genius that he is, Bush muttered: "I'm sorry the situation has gotten to where it's got, but that's Washington, D.C., for you. You know there's a lot of politics in this town."

Wow, talk about insightful..

BTW, for those of you who are yelling about attacks "from the left" on the president (and I think there have been too few attacks) remember this from the news this week:

..the Senate on Tuesday voted 94-2 to strip Gonzales of his authority to fill U.S. attorney vacancies without Senate confirmation. Democrats contend the Justice Department and White House purged the eight federal prosecutors, some of whom were leading political corruption investigations, after a change in the USA Patriot Act gave Gonzales the new authority.

Take that, asshole.

11 comments:

Ricardo said...

I love it. The king getting knocked back to being a president. After all we do still elect presidents here, right?

Mike V. said...

I think we do.
Although the last couple times, I'm not so sure..

I think it's time for congress to take off the fucking gloves.
This administration was and in a sense is still out of control.
Fuck them.

Ricardo said...
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Ricardo said...

The GOP has been going out of their way to paint a big giant bulls eye on themselves over the last few years with these extended powers, so why not?

I have feeling that they won't take the gloves off. None of these guys have guts for it. Everyone's lining up to look good for a run at oval office.

LETS TALK said...

I think this President is standing on unfamiliar grounds.
The Dems are making a move that will cause a war between the executive and legislative branches.

Mike V. said...

The only familiar ground to the Chimp is the one seen through the bottom of a bottle.

Tom Harper said...

I saw a quote from Tony Snow in 1999, where he was talking about a president (Clinton) who thinks he's above the law. Poor Tony must be dizzy from all the flipflops he's done since then.

Mike V. said...

Yea, there's great video with an interview with Snow by Harry Smith of CBS right now where he hammers him about this subject.
Click on the rude pundit blog link and read yesterday's post by him.
There is a link in that post for the video.
Poor Tony.

LA said...

Two Republican senators crossed party lines today and voted with the Dems on the Iraq pull-out. The pendulum is swinging back, boys and girls!

Jenn of the Jungle said...

Instead of whining and getting all pissy about something Bush/Gonzales did that was entirely legal.

Why don't you write a little piece on this:
Feinstein abandoned MILCON as her ethical problems were surfacing in the media, and as it was becoming clear that her subcommittee left grievously wounded veterans to rot while her family was profiting from the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. It turns out that Blum also holds large investments in companies that were selling medical equipment and supplies and real estate leases—often without the benefit of competitive bidding—to the Department of Veterans Affairs, even as the system of medical care for veterans collapsed on his wife's watch."

Ouch.
http://www.metroactive.com/metro/03.21.07/dianne-feinstein-resigns-0712.html#

Mike V. said...

Looks like you already did.

Don't look for me to defend fuck ups.
I don't give a shit who fucked up, it deserves to be known.

But as far as the atty firings go and Abu Gonzales, screw him. He's a liar and proves it every day. The point was never the truly "legal" aspect of the firings, now was it?