Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Justice Department Accused of Blocking Gonzales Probe

I, personally, am shocked by these new revelations. SHOCKED! No One Could EVER Have Imagined Something Like This....Could they? I mean, really. These people at DOJ are sworn to uphold the Constitution, like everybody else, aren't they? It's not a different Constitution for them than it is for everybody else, is it?

How else do you explain this?

Richard B. Schmitt and Tom Hamburger report for the Los Angeles Times,
"The government agency that enforces one of the principal laws aimed at keeping politics out of the civil service has accused the Justice Department of blocking its investigation into alleged politicizing of the department under former Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales."
Remarkable! Just fucking REMARKABLE? This is Executive Insurrection. The refusal of the Executive to submit to the Legislative for examination is a forthright declaration of 'democratic' civil war. Where will they stop?

1 comment:

LittleBrother said...

Gee whiz, you mean they don't have a plan for this very contingency?

Plainly it's another one of those damned unforseeable circumstances that have plagued this criminal maladministration like no other.

But one might also hearken back to the Mukasey nomination, reportedly a consequence of Sens. Chuck "Schmuck" Schumer and "Stand" Pat Leahy striking a deal with the White House to go easy on DOJ investigations in return for the Unitard offering an "acceptable" AG nominee.

Because if they didn't grease the skids with such handshakes, presumably His Majesty would send a Robert Bork or Ted Olsen up to bat, and there would be nothing for it but to confirm the nominee!

WTF? But I digress. I confess to cynicism that grows more morbid by the day, but my point is that there are wheels within wheels in these affairs. And they roll right along the tracks of a Kafaesque process that appears to proceed apace, but never arrives anywhere.

Waxman reportedly plows forward like an ox; Conyers is very interested in this or that issue (wholly unrelated to impeachment, alas!); multiple investigations are moving forward, and once the Democrats acquire unequivocal power in an executive/legislative watershed, surely the energized sinews of justice will stretch forth in all directions.

Never fucking happen, of course. If the Dems do complete their comeback, all of this is force-fed into the Memory Hole. It's the Amerikan Way.

Obama will messianically sweep aside the pre-post-partisan petty squabbles, and renounce even the appearance of "vengeance" in thrilling pseudo-Lincolnesque tones.

Nexus 6 Hillary will, as her spouse did, crisply and efficiently rule out pursuing loose ends in the name of a "mandate" to restore comity and, yes, "bipartisanship" to government. It would be simply counter-productive to devote energy and resources into raking up old wounds and inflaming partisan animosity and rancor.

Still, all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds, eh?