Monday, July 18, 2005

Bush Lied About Tolerance for Aides Weak on National Security

Bush qualifies firing vow in CIA leak case - Yahoo! News

"Asked on June 10, 2004, whether he stood by an earlier White House pledge to fire anyone found to have leaked the officer's name, Bush replied: 'Yes.' On Monday, he added the qualifier that it would have to be demonstrated that a crime was committed.

Democrats accused Bush of lowering the 'ethics bar.' New York Sen. Charles Schumer said the standard for holding a high White House position 'should not simply be that you didn't break the law.'

Only one-quarter of Americans believe the White House is fully cooperating with the investigation, according to an ABC News poll released on Monday."

So Bush lied, and the public knows Rove and Mehlman are ass-deep in a cover-up. One hopes the result would be official lame-duck-dom for Bush, his reign of disaster finally over (save for a little limp-dicked pandering to Christianists and the rich with a terrible SCOTUS nominee and more idiotic tax breaks for the wealthy.)

I certainly hope for that, but I doubt it will happen. The Republican game plan at this point is constant smearing of Wilson and Dems, then wait for the ADD-addled corporate media to forget about the scandal. It's time-tested and has been effective throughout Dear Leader's successive catastrophes.

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