Seven Heroes vs. many more culprits. So much for any hope that the Democrat Party will be an improvement over the Republic Party. It was a faint hope to start with; but even faint hopes in our political quagmire are a waste of time.
We are now approaching the endgame both for Gonzales and the quest for the Higgs boson, the God particle. I thought the second coming of a Monica would be what doomed Gonzo. But now we have proof from John Ashcroft's former Deputy Attorney General James Comey that beneath the affable exterior of our A.G. lurks the cold heart of Tony Soprano.
|James Comey testifies (AP)|
Call it another classic example of an out-of-control Presidential administration trampling the Constitution into the dust. It took the personal intervention of President George W. Bush in 2004 to circumvent the law, ignore the protests of his own Attorney General, and continue an illegal eavesdropping program that spied on Americans.
Even then Attorney General John Ashcroft knew what the President wanted to do was illegal and threatened to resign over the White House actions.
But Bush, as he has done so many times before and enabled by administration yes man Alberto Gonzales, put himself and his agenda above the law and proceeded, knowing that he could ride roughshod over the Constitution, stare down a cowardly Congress and ignore the inevitable court decisions that would fact his acts unconstitutional.
Looks like embattled World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz is the latest casualty of the George W. Bush "Brownie you're doing a heck of a job" syndrome.
After weeks of "unqualified" support, White House officials are now backing away from Wolfie faster than a champion horse at The Kentucky Derby.
Clearly, Wolfowitz's days are numbered.
In 1952, a noted editor wrote that Dwight Eisenhower was running for president "like a dry creek." His wry observation was credited with kick-starting what until then had been a non-campaign, with the famous general mainly content to rest on the laurels of a brilliant military career.
Under pressure from their rivals, the leading Republican presidential contenders defended their conservative credentials on abortion, gun control and tax cuts in a feisty debate Tuesday night.
"Republicans should be uniting" to defeat the Democrats, implored former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, rather than stressing their differences with one another.