Saturday, July 02, 2005The Good Times Keep On Coming
Oh man is this ever gonna be a fun summer.
The question of "who outed Valerie Plame?" has been building momentum for over a year now, and finally it's all coming to a head. On the left the conventional wisdom that it was Karl Rove -- we could smell his fishy stank on it from a mile away. When the leak first made it's way into the public consciousness, White House spokesman Scott McClellan said this:
McClellan said that if anyone at the White House leaked Plame's identity, he should be fired, and pursued to the "fullest extent."
"No one was authorized to do this. That is simply not the way this White House operates and if someone leaked classified information it is a very serious matter," he said.
(CNN, Sept. 2003)
The good news is that that's exactly what should be done; revealing the identity of an undercover CIA operative is a federal offense. The bad news (for Bush) is that today a Newsweek reporter involved in the incident claimed Rove was indeed the source, and produced documents to support his statement.
"Oops," says the Bush administration. Will they follow through on McClellan's statement? They won't want to, but I think we're gonna force the bastards. Squirm, piggy, squirm.
On the other hand, the O'Connor retirement is going to be a long fucking headache for the entire country. The bad news is, Bush will almost certainly nominate some frothing-at-the-mouth fundie asshole who loathes the entire concept of justice (at least, going on his recent nominations of a pro-torture judge as Attorney General, an ass-raping, anti-choice fundie misogynist to a position of in charge of "reproductive health" at the FDC, and a virulently anti-UN bully as our embassador to the UN). The good news is, O'Connor's retirement isn't effective until a replacement has been nominated and confirmed. And we all know what that means -- we're spending the next six months in opposition city, kids! We're going to block whatever mouth-breathing fascist toady Bush tosses our way, and if Rev. Dobson doesn't like it he can shove it up his pasty, pimply ass. Democrats and liberals are sick of having this bullshit shoved down our throats, and our elected representatives are finally starting to get the message. All that stuff about filibusters a month or two back was only partially about Bolton; it was just as much about our right to block extremists from the Supreme Court. We won that round, and that paved the way for us to win this round -- or at the least to break the Republican party's collective nose in the attempt.
Bush is looking awfully beaten up these days -- but it can get worse. Much, much worse. Heh. |