By George Lakoff and Glenn W. Smith
"I'm trying not to say that I'm not accountable."
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Glenn W. Smith
With no apparent shame, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales pleaded the Ken Lay defense - also known by his own prosecutors as the "Aw, shucks" defense or the "deliberate ignorance" defense - in his explanation of the political executions of United States attorneys by his office and the White House.
For those of you who enjoyed the devastation that the Bush Administration unloaded on America through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the K Street Project, you're going to love the Extreme Makeover going on over at your new Department of Justice. Where justice stems from the eye of The Decider.
MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
Forgive me, but this article treats Bush like somebody who had good intentions, but it's all of those other people around him, as if Bush doesn't know these people or what they had in mind. Bush has never nominated or appointed anyone who would not do the bidding of the GOP Bush administration. Bush, as this article tries to indicate, was not hatched yesterday, and unlike Humpty Dumpty, Bush was not pushed off the wall, he did it to himself and he has created a mess that will take years for the Democrats to try and clean up. But, Americans are ready for that to begin, as in "yesterday."
Point out that two chicks having sex is totally hot."
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
"Gonzales says his future depends on Bush." Now that's a scary thought! And it gets even scarier when one realizes that all of our futures depend on George Bush! God help us all!
"I acknowledge that mistakes were made."
(Isn't it enough that I just fired my aide?)
"I want to find out what went wrong here."
(Don't you dare mention that I don't belong here.)
"I am not aware of every bit of information that passes through the halls of the Dept. of Justice."
(If I don't watch what I say, someone could bust us.)
"I believe ... in our obligation to .... provide information to the Congress that's accurate and complete."
(I'm crossing all my fingers & the toes on both my feet.)
"I'm very dismayed that may not have occurred here."
(I don't even believe a single solitary word here.)