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Bush’s Slow Bleed Attorney Massacre Continues

Posted by Phoenix Woman on February 28, 2007

From McClatchy (Knight-Ridder) via Oliver Willis:

The U.S. attorney from New Mexico who was recently fired by the Bush administration said Wednesday that he believes he was forced out because he refused to rush an indictment in an ongoing probe of local Democrats a month before November’s Congressional elections.


David Iglesias said two members of Congress separately called in mid October to inquire about the timing of an ongoing probe of a kickback scheme and appeared eager for an indictment to be issued on the eve of the elections in order to benefit the Republicans. He refused to name the members of Congress because he said he feared retaliation.

Iglesias should just cut loose and name them — it’s not as if he has anything to lose at this point.   We can rally the troops behind him.  (Unless, of course, he’s saving it for a lawsuit. )

Posted in Bush, BushCo malfeasance, corruption, GOP bullying, madness of King George, Republicans acting badly | 2 Comments »

Shhh! Don’t Talk About Rudy’s Marriages!

Posted by Phoenix Woman on February 28, 2007

As Atrios says:

Bill Clinton is an incredibly popular person and only our Beltway press could imagine that he would somehow be a “liability” to his wife.

Though, to be fair, the subtext of the “concerns” of the Beltway chatterers is that they’re really talking not about Bill Clinton, but about the Clenis, and the implication is that Bill will be a liability because the Clenis, an unstoppable mystical force, might get up to no good.

Why Bill Clinton’s past infidelity is more relevant to his wife’s candidacy than Rudy Giuliani’s own infidelity is to his own candidacy is an exercise left to the reader.

Hell, one of the talking points that the December 11, 2006 internal memo from Mitt Romney’s campaign discusses is the fact that if Rudy wins the nomination, it becomes impossible to go after Hillary for being too “liberal” (which Republicans and their media allies conflate with being prone to having extramarital sex).

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Bush’s Latest Shame: The Walter Reed Scandal

Posted by Phoenix Woman on February 28, 2007

Brent Budowsky speaks. You listen:

When the Marine Corps pathologist said up to 70 percent of American casualties in Iraq were preventable, this means they were not killed or wounded only by enemy attack, but by negligence in Washington that could have prevented these wounds and deaths, but did not.




What is the legal culpability of the drunken driver who gets tanked and kills five innocent victims? And is released, gets drunk again, and kills five hundred more? And does it again, gets drunk, drives, and kills a thousand more?


Have we lost all sense of decency and honor that even after the Marine Corps pathologist shames us by quantifying our negligence, this continues? We are a nation to whom God has given much, with heroes who give all in service.


We are a nation where markets are awash in cash. Millionaires proliferate in record number. Our news is obsessed with Britney’s hair and Anna Nicole’s corpse. Some dance to their iPods. Others count their stock options and worry about their housing bubbles.


Yet our heroes give their lives in Arabia or come to be treated like dirt only miles from the Capitol while politicians proclaim their love for the troops. Shame, shame, shame.

Bush’s malignant neglect has caused a slow bleed at Walter Reed. It’s disgusting that BushCo’s surrogates are attacking Jack Murtha for “not supporting the troops” when he goes to visit the troops at Walter Reed all the time and none of his attackers have probably set foot in the place.  Meanwhile, Bush’s way of dealing with the horrific conditions at Walter Reed:  Telling its victims to shut up and sit down — or else.

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