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Archive for March 26th, 2007

Subverting The Rule Of Law

by S-Q @ 4:30 PM MDT

The GOP were seeking to destroy one of their own who refused to prosecute Dems when evidence was lacking. First they forced him to resign, then they bad-mouthed him in public saying his performance was subpar even though it wasn’t, and finally they tried to derail his attempt to obtain a Judgeship. The politicization of the Judiciary Branch is the underlying story here, subverting the Rule of Law to obtain political advantages.

Former US Attorney John McKay on Meet The Press 3/25/07.

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An Isolated President

by S-Q @ 8:25 PM MDT


Washington Post

By Robert D. Novak
Monday, March 26, 2007; Page A15

Two weeks earlier on Capitol Hill, there was a groundswell of Republican demands — public and private — that President Bush pardon Scooter Libby. Last week, as Alberto Gonzales came under withering Democratic fire, there were no public GOP declarations of support amid private predictions of the attorney general’s demise.

Republican leaders in Congress, who asked not to be quoted by name, predicted early last week that Gonzales would fall because the Justice Department botched the firing of eight U.S. attorneys. By week’s end, they stipulated that the president would not sack his longtime aide and that Gonzales would leave only on his own initiative. But there was still an ominous lack of congressional support for the attorney general.

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The House of Wax will come to Order!

by Global Evildoer Fighter @ 4:15 PM EDT

Waxman advises RNC not to destroy any e-mails

Michael Roston
Published: Monday March 26, 2007

Pointing to e-mails between Bush administration officials and convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff that used private e-mail addresses, the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee ordered the Republican National Committee and the Bush/Cheney 2004 campaign to preserve all e-mail records and to ensure that they aren’t purged or destroyed.

“White House officials have used nongovernmental e-mail accounts, including those maintained by the RNC, to conduct official white House business,” Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) wrote in letters delivered today, copies of which were sent to RAW STORY. “The Committee has questions about who has access to these e-mail records and how the RNC protects them from destruction and tampering.”

Raw Story

Wax On….Wax Off!

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"The Spin, I’m In!!"

by S-Q @ 8:10 PM MDT

Soft Cell “Tainted Love” Live

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Roasted Gonzo-a-la-Carte Anyone ?

by Global Evildoer Fighter @ 3:57 PM EDT

BREAKING: Embattled AG now accused in sex scandal ‘cover-up’

Attorney General Gonzales among officials who allegedly ignored abuse of minor boys


Posted: March 25, 2007
9:49 p.m. Eastern

By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com


AG Alberto Gonzales

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, both already under siege for other matters, are now being accused of failing to prosecute officers of the Texas Youth Commission after a Texas Ranger investigation documented that guards and administrators were sexually abusing the institution’s minor boy inmates.

Among the charges in the Texas Ranger report were that administrators would rouse boys from their sleep for the purpose of conducting all-night sex parties.

Worldnetdaily Report

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Kool-Aid Drinker – Redux

by Basheert @9:20am MDT

Former “Ambassador” Bolton today, regurgitated his latest glass of Kool-Aid, to once again attempt to justify the war in Iraq with Republican talking points. He needs to shave his mustache, obviously it’s affecting the amount of oxygen reaching his brain.


HERE

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Remember The Gulf of Tonkin?

by Basheert @9:20am MDT

The Gulf of Tonkin resolution was used as justification for the Vietnam War. Are we seeing a direct parallel here, to justify attacking Iran? I have read in the past that the target date for bombing Iranian targets is April 2008 – perhaps we all need to put on our thinking caps and see what diversionary tactic the Bushies have up their sleeves now.


READ HERE

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by Global Evildoer Fighter @ 10:59 AM EDT

Key federal agency’s chief accused of ‘playing politics’ for GOP

Mike Sheehan
Published: Monday March 26, 2007

The administrator of a key independent government agency is being accused of “playing politics” on behalf of the Republican Party, The Washington Post reports.

“Witnesses have told congressional investigators that the chief of the General Services Administration and a deputy in Karl Rove’s political affairs office at the White House joined in a videoconference earlier this year with top GSA political appointees, who discussed ways to help Republican candidates,” write Scott Higham and Robert O’Harrow, Jr., for the Post.

The RAW STORY

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by S-Q @ 7:55 AM MDT

Former Justice Department prosecutor Sharon Banks tells Bob Schieffer that high-level political appointees pressured her to go easy in a lawsuit against tobacco companies. (CBSNews.com)

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Seriously Injured Troops Were Deployed

by S-Q @ 6:40 AM MDT

Salon
By Mark Benjamin

Soldiers on crutches and canes were sent to a main desert camp used for Iraq training. Military experts say the Army was pumping up manpower statistics to show a brigade was battle ready.

Hernandez had served two tours in Iraq, where he helped maintain communications gear in the unit’s armored Bradley Fighting Vehicles. But he could not participate in war maneuvers conducted on a 1,000-square-mile mock battlefield located in the harsh Mojave Desert. Instead, when he got to California, he was led to a large tent where he would be housed. He was shocked by what he saw inside: There were dozens of other hurt soldiers. Some were on crutches, and others had arms in slings. Some had debilitating back injuries. And nearby was another tent, housing female soldiers with health issues ranging from injuries to pregnancy.

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