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Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Day in Shame

Well, it's Thursday, and three or four days since the US Attorney story grabbed the attention of the mainstream press. (Hey, it took two years for them to turn the conditions at Walter Reed into news, so that's pretty good.) And the coverage is surprisingly non-wimpy, considering that it's a BushCo scandal.

Currently under the microscope, Tony Snow. For (gasp!) lying. Nothing he hasn't been doing since day one, but we have to take what we can get these days. But this ABC story really takes the cake-- this is as close as any MSM outlet I've seen come to calling every insider in the White House a total liar.

New unreleased e-mails from top administration officials show that the idea of firing all 93 U.S. attorneys was raised by White House adviser Karl Rove in early January 2005, indicating Rove was more involved in the plan than the White House previously acknowledged.

The e-mails also show that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales discussed the idea of firing the attorneys en masse weeks before he was confirmed as attorney general. (. . .)

White House press secretary Tony Snow told reporters Tuesday that Miers had suggested firing all 93, and that it was "her idea only." Snow said Miers' idea was quickly rejected by the Department of Justice.

To think, all it took for the media to do their jobs was seven years, fifteen or so scandals, several hundred instances of being lied to, and one of the most unpopular administrations in history!

Sadly, there's more to report today on Hillary Clinton. As much as I've lamented the fact that, even though she's already a pinata for the MSM, all signs point to her using the twice-failed strategy of playing DLC conservative who tries her best to say nothing at all. I hate to say it, but she's already running a campaign as bad as Gore or Kerry, and the press is even harder on her than on those two (more qualified) candidates. It looks like her slogan might wind up as "I'd rather squish than fight."

When asked Wednesday whether she -- like Pace -- considered homosexuality to be immoral, Clinton said: "Well, I am going to leave that to others to conclude." In the two statements posted on her Senate Web site today, Clinton acknowledges that her non-answer answer has prompted some very unhappy reactions from the gay community.

"I have heard from many of my friends in the gay community that my response yesterday to a question about homosexuality being immoral sounded evasive," Clinton says in a prepared statement. "My intention was to focus the conversation on the failed 'don't ask, don't tell' policy. I should have echoed my colleague Sen. John Warner's statement forcefully stating that homosexuality is not immoral because that is what I believe."

No-one's going to by that, and no-one should. She chickened out. Period. The Onion pretty much got it with this headline:

Hillary Clinton Tries To Woo Voters By Rescinding Candidacy