One has to admit that Republicans are enterprising in their way. That is if one extends the definition of enterprising to finding a way to engage in the most corrupt and egregious conduct and then like a colony of parasites scramble to cover for each other. While they’re still trying to carry on business, excuse me the business of corruption as usual its a little more difficult then it used to be when they were the majority party, made the rules and dictated priorities, Congressman queried on Abramoff ties
In a burst of activity over the last eight days, FBI agents and federal prosecutors have won a guilty plea from a former congressional aide, implicated two more House of Representatives members and put the scandal surrounding onetime super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s influence-peddling back into the headlines.
The pace of the inquiry, which now has bagged a veteran congressman, a deputy Cabinet secretary, a White House aide and eight others, appears to be accelerating.
And it portends to be a major new headache for the Bush administration and congressional Republicans still reeling from a furor over the Justice Department’s firing of eight U.S. attorneys and from last fall’s election, which put Democrats back in command on Capitol Hill.
The newest figure to face serious FBI scrutiny is Rep. Tom Feeney, R-Fla., who said bureau agents have asked for details of a 2003 golf trip to Scotland that he took with Abramoff – a trip that the House ethics committee recently found violated House rules.
Last week, FBI agents raided the home of Rep. John Doolittle, R-Calif.
And on Tuesday, former congressional aide Mark Zachares pleaded guilty to helping Abramoff obtain government business and inside information in exchange for cash, gifts and job favors. Zachares was an aide to Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, when Young chaired the House transportation committee.
Congressman Rick Renzi(R-AZ) isn’t just a one dimensional will vote any way you want if you bring enough cash Republican. No sir he can make calls and twist arms and get the ideologically impure fired too, Another Dubious Firing
Congressman Rick Renzi, an Arizona Republican, was locked in a close re-election battle last fall when the local United States attorney, Paul Charlton, was investigating him for corruption. The investigation appears to have been slowed before Election Day, Mr. Renzi retained his seat, and Mr. Charlton ended up out of a job — one of eight prosecutors purged by the White House and the Justice Department.
Bush’s actions appear to be dictated by the ghosts of Leo Strauss and Elmer Fudd rather then a benevolent deity and it looks as though its an infectious condition, Laura Bush declares – “No one suffers more than their President and I do”?.
It looks like America is full of radical anti-war leftists or the majority of Americans know a pointless quagmire when they see one, Americans Agree with Harry Reid that Victory is Not Possible in Iraq
Do you think the U.S. goal of achieving victory in Iraq is still possible, or not?
Yes, victory in Iraq is still possible 36
No, victory in Iraq is not still possible 55
Not sure 9
There is a difference between being a defeatist and being a realist. Like their inability to distinguish between capitalism and greed, leave it to Bush supporters not to be able to distinguish their blood filled day dreams and doing what is best for America.
Bush: When we do the casualty counts during the “surge” should we count troop or civilian deaths from car bombs?
Unka Karl: No if we counted those it would look like we’re failing again and just a reminder that one of the signature message of this administration has been and will continue to be the denial of reality. U.S. officials exclude car bombs in touting drop in Iraq violence
Car bombs and other explosive devices have killed thousands of Iraqis in the past three years, but the administration doesn’t include them in the casualty counts it has been citing as evidence that the surge of additional U.S. forces is beginning to defuse tensions between Shiite and Sunni Muslims.
[ ]…Deaths from car bombings and improvised explosive devices, however, increased from 361 in December to a peak of 520 in February before dropping to 323 in March.
In that same period, the number of bombings has increased, as well. In December, there were 65 explosive attacks. That number was unchanged in January, but it rose to 72 in February, 74 in March and 81 through April 24.
Conservatives always seem to want to have their cake and claim they didn’t eat the whole thing or something like that – it is all hard to keep up with, President Bush Delivers State of the Union Address, Office of the Press Secretary, January 31, 2006
Iraqis are showing their courage every day, and we are proud to be their allies in the cause of freedom.
Fox’s Gibson: U.S. invasion “unmasked” Iraqis as “knuckle-dragging savages from the 10th century”. So Americans are dying to save the Iraqi people from the Iraqi people who are “knuckle-dragging savages”, but they are also “showing their courage every day”. The right-wing fax machine must be broken again. Remember Gibson is the press, the MEDIA.
The Queen of Fabrication, a position usually not held simultaneously with Secretary of State has been subpoenaed, House Panel Approves Subpoena for Rice
By 21-10, the House oversight committee voted to issue a subpoena to Rice to compel her story on the Bush administration’s claim, now discredited, that Iraq was seeking uranium from Africa.
Rice’s memory is hardly much better then Alberto’s so whether this will be productive or not is another thing.
“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it” – Adolf Hitler