The Fifth Horseman: Crooks On Capital Hill

Tuesday, September 20, 2005


Crooks On Capital Hill

Well, my first topic is hardly worthy of the title of Real News.

But it pleases me, nevertheless. Here is the story: Bush Official Arrested in Corruption Probe.

From the Washington Times:
The Bush administration's top federal procurement official resigned Friday and was arrested yesterday, accused of lying and obstructing a criminal investigation into Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff's dealings with the federal government. It was the first criminal complaint filed against a government official in the ongoing corruption probe related to Abramoff's activities in Washington.

With luck, it won't be the last. Next on my wish list: a joint Tom DeLay/Karl Rove indictment. This would be excellent, if only for the title I would give the entry: Tom And Turdblossom Go To Court.

In other happy news, it seems that some more Democrats have decided to grow some balls. That's right, ladies and gentlemen, Harry Reid has announced that he will oppose the confirmation of John Roberts as Chief Justice.

Of course, even with the support of Reid, the Democrats are hardly unified in their opposition to Roberts. This is discouraging and worrisome, to say the least. We know next to nothing about the man, yet we're ready to make him one of the most powerful figures in the nation. It simply doesn't make sense.

Still, despite the almost total futility of the gesture, Reid's opposition to Roberts is encouraging. In fact, since that awful day in January, Reid has proven to be quite scrappy in holding back the rising tide of Chickenhawk Stupidity.

So, Roberts looks to be a lost cause. He is going to be confirmed. At this point, we can do nothing about him but pray that he doesn't shape up like Rehnquist. However, O'Connor's seat on the court is still empty. So, we can't let our guard down yet. This time, the Democrats need to vote as a unified block, and demand some answers. One surprise Chickenhawk on the court would be bad enough....two would be disastrous.

Goodbye, Roe v. Wade.
Goodbye, Gay Rights.
Goodbye, Freedom of Speech.

Goodbye America.
Hello Jesusland.

You worry to much, Roberts will give to court precedent in deciding, Roe v. Wade, Gay Rights, Freedom of Speech. In other words, he will not override or overturn now-standing decisions.

Q. What's the new press name for the latest Presidential scandal?
A. Rovegate.

Gallup poll indicates that Bush only at 40%.

I certainly hope you're right.

However, keep in mind that Clarence Thomas' views on precedence, as stated in his confirmation hearings, were parroted almost verbatim by Roberts in his own hearings. And we all know how Clarence turned out...

That is a cause for worry.

Rovegate...a damn good name. Personally, my favorite name would have to be "Treasongate".

It's almost as fun to say as "Turdblossom"!
Clarence Thomas is piss-poor excuse for a supreme court justice.

I like call it "Turdblossomgate."
Turdblossomgate...I like it!
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