Saturday, March 17, 2007


Washington Post:
More than two weeks after a New Mexico U.S. attorney alleged he was fired for not prosecuting Democrats, the White House and the Justice Department are still struggling to explain the roles of President Bush, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and other key officials in the dismissals of eight federal prosecutors last year....

Yesterday, the White House retreated from its four-day-old claim that former counsel Harriet E. Miers started the process two years ago by proposing the firing of all 93 U.S. attorneys.
And White House press secretary (and former Faux News talk show host) Tony Snow's latest explanation?
Snow's comments mark the latest revision of the administration's account of the firings, which has shifted repeatedly over the past week as new e-mails and other evidence have come to light in response to congressional demands for information. The precise roles of Gonzales, presidential adviser Karl Rove and the president himself remain unclear, even as calls for Gonzales's resignation continue to mount.
When you're telling the truth, you don't need to struggle to explain, retreat from claims, or continually revise your story, as new evidence comes to light. Granted, anyone paying attention has long known that this is the most consistently dishonest Administration in American history; but it's fascinating to watch such a blatant unraveling.

This is what happens when pathological liars, who have taken for granted that no one will ever call them on it, are suddenly faced with honest oversight. Welcome to your Democratic Congress. This is that Checks and Balances stuff of which the Framers conceived.

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