Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Going, going, Gone-Zales?

If you have turned on a TV this week, you know that the U.S. attorney general is sweating bullets with the accusations that the dismissal of eight U.S attorneys was politically motivated. While it very well may have been, this type of political house-cleaning typically takes place at the beginning of a president's term -- not six tenuous years into it.

Alberto Gonzales says mistakes were made in the firing of eight U.S attorneys. He has also stated that he stands by the decision and vows to remain on the job. If that isn't a contradiction, I don't know what one is. Most people vow to correct their mistakes, not just say "Oh, darn" and turn a blind eye to the public bitch slapping which your politically motivated moves are taking.

Then there's the president. He has stated that he's "not happy" about the 'mistakes' but is more interested in why the reasons behind the firings weren't communicated to members of congress. And rather than saying, like he has with Iran, that all options ore on the table he hass stated he stands by his man -- something that didn't happen when this very administration threw lil' Scooter Libby under the bus to save their own hides.

Well, if every single move wasn't made under a cloak of secrecy in this administration, maybe congress would have had some insight into these oddly timed firings and wouldn't be grilling the shit out of this administration and calling for the head of Alberto Gonzales. If there is a certain amount of transparency in the moves made by an administration, get this, people might not be so critical of every move made. Instead, Bush and company have chosen to do damn near everything behind closed doors and explain nothing, leaving congress and America in the dark and questioning and criticizing every move. I feel that every bit of criticism and attention in the media is warranted because the media, despite sensationalizing the most trivial things, is a watchdog for the public. For once, I agree with the shit storm brewing in this latest fuck-up by the White House.

9 comments:

Hill said...

Subpoena Turd Blossom. Make him sweat. I want to see the piglet squirm.
Go Dems!

Steven Novak said...

I have a television and I didn't know any of this.

Sigh...

I"m such a bad American.

Steve~

Sornie said...

The only bad Americans are the few Iowans I used to encounter in my southern Minnesota hometown -- a YIELD sign does not mean STOP.

Hammer said...

Janet reno fired all 93 with no explanation.

They have every right to clean em out as they see fit. The reason they were fired was because they refused to prosecute the congressman that took a 90K bribe in an FBI sting and hd the money in his freezer.

Sornie said...

While they do serve "at the pleasure of the president" it is nothing if not fishy because this happened mid-stream in his presidency and the e-mails exist to back up the fact that the repubs wanted these attorneys to investigate dems for anything and everything before the '06 elections.

On another note, that douchebag that stored the money in his freezer deserved some jailtime. No way would I apologize for his actions -- he commited a crime and should do the time.

Dan said...

Sornie, thanks for visiting my blog last week. It seems like you have a nice blog over here but politics always enrages me so I try to avoid it.

Sornie said...

Hey Dan, thankfully it's not all politics so feel free to check back from time to time.

Slick said...

That's like saying..

"I don't drink beer but I'll have a Budlight"

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