Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Bush the Libby-rator (Rhymes with Traitor)

So BushCo has decided to learn lessons from Ulysses S. Grant, and I don't mean President Grant and his corrupt administration. I mean Grant the general. Grant managed to do what someone like McClellan never pulled off -- never retreat. Take a whomping, lots dead, but they had massive casualties too. Attack again. Move forward. Never admit to wrongdoing, to even considering any decision could be a mistake. It makes for ugly war and ugly politics.

Kung Fu Monkey sums it up best, what the Libby commutation means (hat tip Smitty):

Our representatives -- and to a great degree we as a culture -- are completely buffaloed by shamelessness. You reveal a man's corrupt, or lying, or incompetent, and what does he do? He resigns. He attempts to escape attention, often to aid in his escape of legal pursuit. Public shame has up to now been the silver bullet of American political life. But people who are willing to just do the wrong thing and wait you out, to be publicly guilty ... dammmnnnn.

We are faced with utterly shameless men. Cheney and the rest are looking our representatives right in the eye and saying "You don't have the
balls to take down a government. You don't have the sheer testicular fortitude to call us lying sonuvabitches when we lie, to stop us from kicking the rule of law and the Constitution in the ass. You just don't. What's beyond that abyss -- what that would do to our government and our identity as a nation -- terrifies you too much. So get the fuck out of our way."

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Blogger Trekking Left said...

As Bill Maher always says, "He may have been an awful president, but at least Grant won his civil war."

7:05 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

The whole thing is incomprehensible to decent people. Kung Fu Monkey gets it right.

7:06 AM  

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