Tuesday, March 20, 2007

As You May Have Heard...

Karl Rove and Harriet Miers have been called to testify about their role in dismissing US attorneys that were investigating and prosecuting Republicans. It has been said they'll be subpoenaed if they do not come forward.

Well, evidently, the
White House will allow Rove and Miers to testify about the issue...as long as they aren't under oath, It is held behind closed doors, and no transcript can be kept! yeah right!

I have heard the firings are OK because they are political appointments of the president, thus they serve at his pleasure...well, that's only part of the picture. It CAN be done, but it doesn't mean you can hide the fact that these firings were done because the attorney's weren't helping to smear democrats and they were catching GOP crooks. The President has a right to make certain decisions, however, in this case, it wasn't HIM but rather his Attorney General calling the shots.

More to the point, the there is no right to lie before congress about what you did, and THAT is where this story gets them in trouble. The act would've gone away if they hadn't lied about the attorneys, smearing their names by saying they were 'no good'. These were REPUBLICAN appointees, i might add.

They just weren't crooked enough. Heh.


The Hud said...

Do you think it is actually going to go anywhere. I have been expecting this administration to crumble like a deck of cards but it manages to remain standing.

Polly said...

I think we are headed to a showdown. when you ask if this gets us anywhere, i assume you mean towards impeachment? I don't think that can happen yet and likely won't. what it can do is work to further neutralize his clout and his ability to get bad things done. it also further sets his place in history. That may actually be better than impeachment because you get Cheney if he goes down.

The Hud said...

I probably should have been more clear on what I meant by "getting anywhere." It seems as if, even with the low approval ratings, that scandal slides off this administration. I wasn't actually referring to impeachment but was more concerned about cleaning up the misbehavior that seems to be rampant. I mean, Scooter was found guilty on 4 of 5 counts and yet that doesn't seem to have had any far reaching affects (maybe I just need to be more patient).