Bush spokesman Tony Snow said yesterday that Mueller “didn’t contradict the attorney general,” and that the Democrats in Congress are simply out to get Gonzales: “they’re going to smear him up as good as they can” – somehow omitting the fact that virtually no congressional Republicans are lifting a finger to defend the attorney general. Republican Sen. Arlen Specter even went out of his way to trash Gonzales yesterday while traveling with Bush on Air Force One (“Our hearing two days ago was devastating. But so was the hearing before that, and so was the hearing before that”).If indeed the Congress is "out of control" then hallelujah, it's about time. For 6+ years they were too controlled, allowing tons of malfeasance and wrongs to occur, letting it happen if not actively involved in the machinations without uttering a peep. It's about time for them to get Howard Beale crazy mad!
It’s also a bit rich that another White House spokesman attempted yesterday to describe Alberto Gonzales as a victim of “an out of control Congress.” Any administration that launches a secret warrantless wiretapping program, in defiance of rules set down by a 1978 act of Congress, and then finds itself overruled by a conservative attorney general (Ashcroft) who essentially deems the program to be illegal, and then tries to pressure the attorney general while he’s under sedation in a hospital…well, I think that’s a fair description of “out of control.”
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Can we please get beyond the "it's just the Dems who want Gonzo out" lie?
Posted by Grey Matter at 9:13 AM