One of the interesting things this affair demonstrates is that Bush and his confidants are still clueless. They genuinely didn't expect this to blow up in their faces. They thought everyone would buy their story that this was a routine housecleaning and then move on. They simply haven't figured out that, given their track record over the past six years, no one is willing to give them the benefit of the doubt anymore.So true, and it's quite pleasing to see GW squirm and show obvious pissed-off frustration at this new way. He's the spoiled child who suddenly is no longer getting everything he wants.
On same subject, as I mentioned in a prior post, it's great to see Sen. Pat Leahy stand up to these guys and not back down. Yesterday, the White House offered to send Rove and Miers to testify in Congress but not under oath. Thankfully, Leahy didn't take long to shoot this offer down stating, "I don't accept his offer. Testimony should be on the record and under oath. That's the formula for true accountability."
A no-brainer. Why send anyone to tell the truth and yet stipulate no-way to the under oath part -- implying what exactly....? You'll agree to come and talk but not necessarily tell the truth?
As Kevin stated, these folks are still clueless.