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« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2007, 04:01:59 PM »
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even if Bush is SO not the 'brains' behind all the Repulsican's oligarchy evil-doing, his stupidity makes him complicit nonetheless to their actions.


'zaxly! stupidity is no defense to a crime or a sin

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« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2007, 09:56:49 AM »
National Public Radio here in the U.S. reported this morning that one Republican senator has called for the Attorney General's resignation. Wonder how many more will do so before the week is over.
Hmmmmmmm! :wink:

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« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2007, 10:02:24 AM »
Yay!

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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2007, 11:35:24 AM »
Sununu (sp?). And he's an uber-conservative, to boot.

Countdown to Gonzo-Gonzo?

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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2007, 11:38:20 AM »
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Sununu (sp?). And he's an uber-conservative, to boot.

Countdown to Gonzo-Gonzo?


Startin' to look like it, ain't it????? :roll:

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« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2007, 12:11:32 PM »
Gonzo serves at the pleasure of the president ;)


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« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2007, 12:29:10 PM »
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The New York Times got the editorial ball rolling on Monday, calling for the firing of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales due largely, if not completely, to the burgeoning scandal involving the forced departure of eight U.S. attorneys. Now the notion has spread across the country...

...The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky. urged President Bush to take two steps: "First, he should fire Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Whether Mr. Gonzales is the instigator of this travesty or merely the unprincipled executor of White House political demands, this debacle is further evidence of his insuitability for his critically sensitive post.

"Then, the president can answer this question: If the eight prosecutors were dismissed for failing to respond to Republican political concerns, can Americans assume that his other U.S. attorneys do fulfill a partisan agenda?"...

The Courier-Journal had the best point.

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines07/0314-06.htm
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« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2007, 10:53:42 PM »
They wanted to fire them all.

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"New unreleased e-mails from top administration officials show the idea of firing all 93 U.S. attorneys was raised by White House adviser Karl Rove in early January 2005," reports ABC News.

The e-mails, which indicate Rove was more deeply involved in the attorney firings than previously acknowledged, also implicate Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, says ABC News. This contradicts earlier White House statements that the idea of firing all US attorneys was then White House counsel Harriet Miers' alone.  -snip-

. The vast majority of U.S. Attorneys, 80-85 percent, I would guess, are doing a great job, are loyal Bushies, etc., etc." according to the Washington Post.


http://rawstory.com/news/2007/Newly_rel ... _0315.html

This is getting so predictable. So much self-loathing and depravity surrounds the WH because that is what Bush attracts; men just like him.

btw, Rove looks a lot like that guy on Deliverance. To me.
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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2007, 06:51:48 AM »
Let it be, let it be, let it be, oh let it be ...

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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2007, 06:59:52 AM »
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btw, Rove looks a lot like that guy on Deliverance. To me.


Ned Beatty?  If so, I can see that.  Although I could always see Ned Beatty playing kindly uncles n' stuff.  Rove has a radioactive, reptilian quality about him.

As you were ...

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« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2007, 10:34:12 AM »
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 Rove has a reptilian quality about him..


 . . . and the forked tongue to go with it!

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« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2007, 11:28:36 PM »
From McClatchy: "Were CIA subpoenas linked to San Diego attorney's firing?"
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Fired San Diego U.S. attorney Carol Lam notified the Justice Department that she intended to execute search warrants on a high-ranking CIA official as part of a corruption probe the day before a Justice Department official sent an e-mail to the White House that said Lam needed to be fired, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Sunday.

Feinstein, D-Calif., said the timing of the e-mail suggested that Lam's dismissal may have been connected to the corruption probe.
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Feinstein said Lam notified the Justice Department on May 10, 2006, that she planned to serve search warrants on Kyle Dustin "Dusty" Foggo, who’d resigned two days earlier as the No. 3 official at the CIA.

Dusty Foggo!  That was Porter Goss' right-hand man when Goss was the head of the CIA. Foggo was ash-canned just before Goss resigned, last spring.  Foggo was recently indicted for fraud (AP February 13, 2007):
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Federal indictments named Kyle “Dusty” Foggo, executive director of the CIA until he resigned in May, and his close friend, San Diego defense contractor Brent Wilkes, both 52, according to two government officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because grand jury proceedings are secret.

One of the officials said the grand jury heard claims that Foggo joined Wilkes on trips to Hawaii and Scotland, and was introduced to Wilkes’ employees as early as 2003 as a “future executive” of Wilkes’ company, Wilkes Corp., which allegedly received $12 million in illicit contracts from various government agencies.

Ugh...it gets worse. Dusty Foggo and Duke Cunningham were profiled last summer in Vanity Fair ("Washington Babylon"). Strip clubs, limos, hotels, escorts, you name it...military contractors bought it for them. (I won't paste the relevant bits here...too explicit. Hint: search the page for "1994").
Blechh!

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« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2007, 06:26:19 AM »
Wonderful name, isn't it? Dusty Foggo. Charming fellow too, it sounds.  :roll:

I think this is shaping up nicely. If we can just get more and more details of one crime after another rolling out, maybe people will start to pay attention. It will get harder and harder for the Bush apologists to keep minimizing all the lies and the crooked deals.

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« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2007, 10:52:05 AM »
One of the biggest challenges when starting a novel is finding names for the characters.  S'help me.  Names come loaded with subconscious connotations.  You'll have hell's own time making "Marvin Schmuck" seem like a dreamboat.

And I have NO idea what you'd have to cast Dusty Foggo as, but I betcha it ain't no dreamboat.

I'm pain-in-the-arse enough to suspect this has been going on in both Amurikkka and Kanada for a long long time without anyone questioning it or even feeling there's much "wrong" with it.  But, as with all else, Dubya takes it to egregious levels.

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« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2007, 11:02:57 AM »
Hey, Anne! Marvin Schmuck! You knew that guy too.  :D

 

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