Thursday, May 17, 2007

I Am Not Going To Talk About It

Bush on Comey: I'm not talking about it

At a White House press conference, George W. Bush was just asked if he sent Andy Card and Alberto Gonzales to John Ashcroft's hospital room to get him to reauthorize the administration's warrantless wiretapping program. The president's response: "There's a lot of speculation about what happened and what didn't happen, and I'm not going to talk about it."

We'll take that as a yes.

The story, for those not following, is that the President and his minions wanted to do some spying that was so overboard that even John Ashcroft refused to go along with it. John Ashcroft had pancreatitis and turned over power to his deputy James Comey. Comey agreed with Ashcroft that this particular spying plan was illegal. So Andy Card and Alberto Gonzales went to Ashcroft's sick bed, the day after surgery while he was groggy, trying to get him to sign off on the proposal. They apparently hoped that he would sign anything in his drugged state.

Bush refuses to say if he sent them over to do it. I think it's kind of important that we find out. But, I am whacky that way.