Tuesday, March 27, 2007

This is Your Life

- You went to law school

- You served in the military

- You obtained your appointment as attorney general because of friendship and longtime loyalty to the president prior to his being elected. You served him in other capacities prior to your appointment.

- "As attorney general, you believed that the government's need for "law and order" justified restrictions on civil liberties. (You) advocated the use of wiretaps in national security cases without obtaining a court order and the right of police to employ the preventive detention of criminal suspects."

- You repeatedly perjured yourself

This is your life ...

... John N. Mitchell.

Bet you thought I was going to say Alberto Gonzales.

Is it just me or is there a tremendous sense of deja vu here? Every day brings a new scandal and a new cover-up. From assistants not wanting to go the Libby route and take a bullet for those above them:

Gonzales aide to invoke Fifth Amendment, refuse to answer Senate questions

to a disastrous parsing of language in a TV interview:

Gonzales like a '7-year-old' who broke cookie jar

to outright petulance and hostility:

Gonzales Runs Out Of Conference To Avoid Scandal Questions

This is how this government works --
(1) Make politically motivated decisions
(2) Act surprised when you get caught
(3) Lie about what you did -- creating an even worse offense with the cover-up
(4) Nail yourself up on the cross and play the martyr -- it's all the media's and vast left-wing-conspiracy's fault

Well, even as apathetic and uninformed as a large part of the country has been for far too long, it will eventually come to a head:
"On February 21, 1975, Mitchell was found guilty of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and perjury and sentenced to two and a half to eight years in prison for his role in the Watergate break-in and cover-up ..."

So, those of you who don't think that there is anything fishy going on in Washington (and has been going on for 6 years), keep walking around in your haze. Most of our blogs have been harping about the disregard for the democratic process by this government for years. History will mark this group of crooks as having done a much greater disservice to our country than Nixon's crew.

1 comment:

Shawn said...

Well...look at the cast of crooks and characters in the Bush administration and it's no shock to see a repeat of the Nixon years. Many of them were part of the Nixon administration as well. They learned from the worst and have improved on the paranoia and trampling of laws.

I would like to see some of the criminals in this administration see the inside of a prison.