Dick was quite a bit more informed in 1994 apparently – in this 1994 interview, he actually makes a bit of sense. Brilliant.
A brilliant 7 minute rant by Keith Olbermann, righfully chiding dubya and his administration for recently scapegoating Hillary for asking if a plan actually exists for evacuating troops from Iraq, as well as suggesting that w go to Iraq himself to finally fulfill his military obligation. Olbermann also brings up impeachment as well.
At least someone is publicly stating these views. Click on the pic to get to the video as well as a transcript.
A brilliant rant by Bill Maher from Friday the 13th last week, on things like vinyl records (Bill actually gets this one wrong – funny, but wrong ), Rudy Giuliani and the price of milk, Keith Richards, and closes with a wonderful piece on Presidential appointments from Pat Robertson’s law school for christians which he nails perfectly, with Scott Mclellan sitting right next to him.
A friend of a friend sent this to the Seattle times recently concerning W and his rather obvious attempt to start the stroll down the path to obstruct a bit of justice, concerning the investigations of the rather politically motivated and unprecedented late term resignations (firings, but don’t you love how the administration puts it?) of US attorneys recently, and I thought it was interesting –
**When I saw George W. Bush on television justifying his refusal to allow his
aides to testify in public under oath in the U.S. attorney scandal, I was
struck by a sense of deja vu.
“We will not go along with a partisan fishing expedition,” Bush said in
defense of his laughably dishonest proposal to limit congressional
questioning of his aides to secret, off-the-record chats.
I was a teenager during Richard Nixon’s fall from grace, and one of my
clearest memories of Watergate is of Nixon refusing to provide anything more
than “edited summaries” of the tape recordings that ultimately proved him
guilty of obstruction of justice. At one point, when he referred to
congressional demands for the tapes themselves as a “fishing expedition,” an
editorial cartoonist drew a fish bearing a haughty expression on its
Nixonian face, fins crossed over its chest.
The caption read: “I will not be party to a fishing expedition!”
I see that Bush’s new lawyer is none other than Fred Fielding, who got his
start as Nixon’s deputy White House counsel during the Watergate scandal.
Once Bush’s aides testify under oath as we know they eventually will, I’d
like to know who wrote the statement that Bush delivered on Tuesday. Fred,
was that you? I’m afraid your Freudian slip was showing.**
-Charles W. Pluckhahn