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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Alberto Gonzales, God and the Higgs

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.

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Finally, some real leadership

Newsbreak: A majority of the nation's lawmakers have now taken a firm stand. They signed onto legislation to set a timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq. And, despite President Bush's ongoing surge, freezing U.S. troops at current levels.

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Bush ignored the law and Justice Department to continue domestic spying

James Comey
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.

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Turn out the lights, the Wolfowitz party is over

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.

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Memo to Fred Thompson: Put up or shut up

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.

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Fixing the Republican funk

The $64,000 political question is what, if anything, will energize the Republican Party?

An undercurrent attitude is taking hold that it's inevitable that the White House in 2008 will follow the Congress and fall into the hands of the Democratic Party.

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Another (yawn) GOP debate

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.

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