In The Soup
Uh-oh. Someone's in the soup again
March 15, 2007 — New unreleased emails from top administration officials show the idea of firing all 93 U.S. attorneys was raised by Karl Rove in early January 2005, indicating Rove was more involved in the plan than previously acknowledged by the White House. The e-mails also show Alberto Gonzales discussed the idea of firing the attorneys en masse while he was still White House counsel—weeks before he was confirmed as attorney general. The e-mails directly contradict White House assertions that the notion originated with recently departed White House counsel Harriet Miers and was her idea alone.
Looks like this morning's re-confession, in which Khalid Shaikh Mohammed confessed to everything from 9/11 to the Trade Center Bombing to Daniel Pearl to ruining Christmas to the Ford Pinto, didn't have all that much traction after all.
So now we have the spectacle of the White House lying, AGAIN, to the Congress. And it looks like, GOP efforts notwithstanding, we may see Karl Rove dragged before the committeee to testify after all (and, courtesy of Josh Marshall's TPM, you can read the emails).
Senator Leahy, I hope you have your subpoena pen ready.
Meanwhile, things are getting hotter for Alberto: now Gordon Smith, Republican from Oregon, is calling for his resignation. Who wants to cast bets: you think the AG lasts past next week?
At this point, you'd have to be a 23-percenter to take anything this administration says at face value, and it's a treat to see even some of Bush's most radical supporters like Kyl and Cornyn jumping ship. For the past six years, we've been fed lie after lie: WMD in Iraq; Saddam's ties to al Qaeda; Medicare Part D; the attorney purge; the abuse of National Security Letters; obstructing justice; Zarqawi's multiple deaths; Abu Ghraib.
Who can you believe in this steaming pile of happy horseshit we call "the Bush Administration"?
No one. They have lost the faith of Democrats AND Republicans.
And that is why, at the end of the day, this Administration will be impeached and removed from office.
They lost the confidence of the American people a long time ago, and the Democrats soon thereafter. Now, slowly but surely, they are losing their own party. IMPEACH!
PS: I'm on my way home from a friend's house, and will be in comments by 9:30 EST. Please pardon my absence.