Thursday, April 12, 2007

Senator Leahy Accuses Republicans Of Misconduct

It's true. Apparently he doesn't buy their explanation that the dog accidentally ate the emails from the RNC run server where they plotted all their evil deeds to keep them out of government databases. Accidents do happen though. Just ask Rosemary Woods.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush's aides are lying about White House e-mails sent on a Republican account that might have been lost, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy said Thursday, vowing to subpoena those documents if the administration fails to cough them up.

"They say they have not been preserved. I don't believe that!" Leahy shouted from the Senate floor.

"You can't erase e-mails, not today. They've gone through too many servers," said Leahy, D-Vt. "Those e-mails are there, they just don't want to produce them. We'll subpoena them if necessary."

Lately, I am getting sick of the weasel words used by the press. This has come to light especially during the US attorney scandal. They use phrases like "appears to contradict", "is at odds with" "does not match" when dealing with statements from Bush administration officials and reality.

Lying is lying. Being gentle when people lie might be a reason why people think they can get away with lying. The media by soft selling the fact that our chief law enforcement official is a big fat liar are serving democracy and their readers how exactly?

Like much of what goes on in the Bush administration ,this reminds me of the Watergate era. We have criminality, inoperative statements, a mostly passive press corps except for a few dogged journalists, missing data, and a war that is a quagmire.

To paraphrase "Deep Throat" from 'All The President's Men', these people are not very bright, and they have gotten in over their heads. Anybody want to place bets that they didn't do a very professional job in trying to illegally delete all these naughty emails?

George W. Bush will be out in the Rose Garden soon, saying "The Merkin people have to know I am not an evil doer. Well, I am not an evil-doer. Heh heh heh heh".

Update:Talking Points Memo has uploaded footage of Leahy's speech.