Wednesday, March 21, 2007

A Reasonable Offering

posted by The Sailor @ 5:49 PM Permalink

Perhaps you've heard about the White House firing some of the US Attorneys they had appointed. Perhaps you've heard that some of these firings were due to the fact they were investigating corrupt Republican politicians. Perhaps you've heard the but Clinton did it! excuse repeated over and over.

Bush said last night, defending the indefensible:
It will be regrettable if they choose to head down the partisan road of issuing subpoenas and demanding show trials. And I have agreed to make key White House officials and documents available. I proposed a reasonable way to avoid an impasse, and I hope they don’t choose confrontation.
So here's the deal that Bush proposed:
Such interviews would be private and conducted without the need for an oath, transcript, subsequent testimony, or the subsequent issuance of subpoenas. A representative of the Office of the Counsel to the President would attend these interviews and personal counsel to the invited officials may be present at their election.
Quick recap: bush says he "proposed a reasonable way", his reasonable way was to have our lawyer (yes, the WH attorney supposedly works for us, that whole 'we the people' thing), write to Congress that Bush's minions won't be under oath, won't have a record of what they say, and can't be questioned by anyone Bush doesn't approve of, in secret, with the WH's lawyers present and with their own lawyer present.

Somehow that just doesn't sound reasonable to me.


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