Thursday, May 11, 2006

FDL: "Can We Call It a Dictatorship Yet?"

To what level does President Bush have to sink to get Joe Lieberman to finally support a censure vote?

Jane Hamsher over at Fire Dog Lake has some late night musings on the latest dirty politics being played over at the White House

"...The Bush Administration has killed the Justice Department’s investigation into its illegal NSA wiretaps by refusing to grant the attorneys security clearance:"
The inquiry headed by the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility, or OPR, sent a fax to Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-N.Y., on Wednesday saying they were closing their inquiry because without clearance their lawyers cannot examine Justice lawyers’ role in the program.“We have been unable to make any meaningful progress in our investigation because OPR has been denied security clearances for access to information about the NSA program,” OPR counsel H. Marshall Jarrett wrote to Hinchey.

"The Democrats seem to want some kind of process to happen before they approve Feingold’s censure plan. It’s hard to imagine anyone still needs proof that this President has willfully, deliberately and consistently broken the law, but if that’s the case, then how about falling in behind Al Gore’s plan (which happily includes a provision for filibustering any laws that try to retroactively legalize the administration’s previous lawlessness)."

"Someone? Anyone? This "don’t rock the boat" November election strategy while the public trust is eroded and the country goes to hell is curiously not working for me."

It works for Joe Lieberman, obviously. He continues to obdurately support his President, the U.S. Constitution be damned. "Don't all you people understand the way it is? I know what's best for you," he seems to be implying.

Also, isn't that a great picture? I really wanted to use that image in an article.