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Rove Invoved In Firing Of Attorneys General

  1. Mar 12, 2007 #1
    The controversy of the firing of a number of Attorneys General by Bush's boy, Alberto Gonzales, has brought a familiar face into the picture.

    http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/16884148.htm

    It is time for the for the Attorney General to quit playing politics. For that matter it is time for Gonzales to go and take Rove with him.
     
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  3. Mar 14, 2007 #2

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  4. Mar 14, 2007 #3
    Mr insecticide may have dodged one sprayer spritz with the valerie plain affair, somewhere somehow this cockroach gonna die, and if I were in charge of the senate or house coming into a big election, he'd be the first to die.
     
  5. Mar 14, 2007 #4

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    ‘Loyalty’ to Bush and Gonzales Was Factor in Prosecutors’ Firings, E-Mail Shows :bugeye:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/14/washington/14justice.html
    Geez - what's wrong with this picture. Echoes of John Mitchell and Nixon.

    Seems like the Whitehouse enemies list is back. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Mar 14, 2007 #5

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    I think Bush all but said it this morning while in Mexico: Heck of a job, Brownie.

    Gonzales was definitely at the top of my list of people who should never have power; led only by Rummy, Cheney, and Bush.
     
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  7. Mar 14, 2007 #6
    I am sure Gonzales intended to do the right thing.:rolleyes: This administration seems to have a barrel with no bottom. Everytime I begin to think that they can't go any lower, they do.

    http://thinkprogress.org/2007/03/13/gonzales-lies/

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/08/AR2007020801867.html
     
  8. Mar 14, 2007 #7
    All of this makes me wonder who specifically is coming up with all of this incredulous legislation in and added to the Patriot Act. There is definite evidence a lot of it is more involved with politics, and maintaining an almost dynasty like control over the country, than it is about security.

    http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0207/020707cdam1.htm
     
  9. Mar 15, 2007 #8

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    He [Gonzales] is toast. I'd be surprised if he lasted another week... or even this one.

    How could we know how low they had sunk with a rubber stamp congress? With legitimate oversight, it ain't taking long, eh?
     
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  10. Mar 15, 2007 #9

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    How it fits into the big picture is more worrying than the firings, themselves.

    Between the firing of US Attorneys (and trashing their reputation, to boot) and releasing Plame's name to trash someone who refuted their assessment of Iraq, the idea of the trusting the administration to conduct electronic surveillance without a warrant is put into a whole new light. The balance tips from the 'remote possibility' that the surveillance plan could be abused to 'how likely is it' that the administration would use electronic surveillance to obtain information to trash a political opponent.

    These are exactly the kind of things that make one cherish the idea of warrants approved by an independent source.
     
  11. Mar 15, 2007 #10

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    This is all such a huge relief. FINALLY some oversight!!! Now, if they just follow through as they should...
     
  12. Mar 15, 2007 #11
    It's a shame we will never see impeachment for Bush and Cheney though.
     
  13. Mar 16, 2007 #12

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    I don't think its out of the question yet. Promises made are only binding based on the information known at the time. There is no doubt in my mind that there is plenty of dirt, but can Congress get the proof that it needs in order to act...?

    Again, even though it would be a terrible thing to put this country through, esp now, I think there is a greater imperitive - the integrity of the Constitution. The actions of this administration cannot be allowed to stand as precedence for future administrations.
     
  14. Mar 16, 2007 #13
    i totally agree--it would be hugely cathartic to throw these asses out on the rear. Don't think it will happen. Their accomplishments? None. Lots of harm.
    JS
     
  15. Mar 20, 2007 #14

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    New E-Mail Gives Details on Attorney Dismissals
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/20/washington/20documents.html

    Hmmm. Well, it's not really a surprise, is it? :yuck:
     
  16. Mar 20, 2007 #15
    I don't think Gonzales is behind all of this. He is a part of it, but is just another pawn of the Bush Administration. Now if we could just find out who is really behind that curtain pulling on the ropes we would have something.
     
  17. Mar 20, 2007 #16

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    Or Gonzalez is a team player. Bush, Cheney, Rove, et al certainly have an agenda, and so do many others.
     
  18. Mar 20, 2007 #17

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    I don't believe he's the mastermind behind the politicization of the Justice Department, but he certainly is a willing player. This whole mess has Rove's stink all over it. It's time that Leahy started issuing subpoenas and forcing sworn testimony. It's also time that Congress started showing no respect for the administration's chain of command and force testimony from the REAL players. The Bushies seem willing to dump Gonzales now, in hopes that Congress will close the book on this political corruption of our justice department. That must not be allowed to happen.
     
  19. Mar 20, 2007 #18

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    http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/03/20/news/web-0320justicecnd2.php

    According to Bill Maher, the joke going around Washington is that nobody actually read the patriot act. I can believe it! This nonsense is exactly the sort of abuse of power that us Bush haters have been ranting about. Here we have a smoking gun example of how this fetish for anti-terror has led to some very bad decisions.

    They're certainly not all I would hope for in government, but thank goodness we have the Democrats back in power.
     
  20. Mar 20, 2007 #19
    Given the comments of George himself today, accept a deal or else, this may be the Rubicon. Pelosi et al may get just pissed off enuf to change views on inpeachment. If GWB, becoming ever more strident and "misunderstood", really wants to do a lame duck kamikaze, ths would be it. Just hoping the current milquetoast of the Democratic party, doesnt cave as it seems to be doing by giving Bush another installment on the warchest while mouthing dissent.
     
  21. Mar 20, 2007 #20

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    Yep, Bush seems to be worried.

    I haven't heard anyone mention obstruction of justice, yet.
     
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