Monday, June 11, 2007

Confidence shmonfidence

SOFIA, BULGARIA (AFP)--U.S. President George W. Bush continued to stand by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Monday, just hours before the Senate plans a rare but strangely pointless no-confidence debate over the little prick's political purge of federal attorneys.

With the debate looming, Bush--piss-drunk in Bulgaria--defended Gonzales, saying the uproar "reflects what I like to call the political atmosphere" in Washington since the Democrats took control of Congress.

"They can try to have their little votes of no confidence, but it's not going to determine who serves in my fucking government," Bush told reporters in the capital city of Sofia before stumbling onto Air Force One for the trip back to D.C.

Monday's debate comes the week after Dick Cheney's head goon, Lewis "Shitbag" Libby, was sentenced to jail for obstructing a federal investigation into the treasonous exposure for political gain of a covert CIA network, and weeks after Bush's former deputy defense secretary Paul Wolfowitz agreed to resign as president of the World Bank after he got caught using public funds to pay for sex.

The Senate is to act on a motion of no-confidence in Gonzales, who still refuses to resign in spite of a mountain of evidence that he fired at least eight U.S. prosecutors because they refused to help the Republican Party rig elections.

Bush, who thinks lying and evasion constitute cooperation, said Monday: "This process has been drawn out a long time, which says to me it's political. In other words, it's a political process."

"There's no wrongdoing," he declared, as usual. "I'll make the determination if I think he's effective or not, not those who are using an opportunity to make what I like to call a political statement. That means a statement which is political."

Bush has ignored pressure for Gonzales to go, including from inside the shattered remains of the Republican party. The row began in March when evidence from e-mails and testimony from a top former aide linked the little prick to the sackings.

Democrats will bring the motion before the Senate Monday even though it is unlikely to garner the 60 votes needed. The pointless gesture nevertheless follows some real censures of Bush Crime Family operatives.

Wolfowitz was a key architect of the highly profitable 2003 invasion of Iraq, but has been unable to collect his reward as president of the World Bank because somebody bitched about the $90,000 raise he engineered for his girlfriend as soon as he got there.

Last week Libby, a former aide to Actual President Dick Cheney, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for repeatedly lying to the FBI about how Valerie Plame's Iranian WMD investigation was blown open by the Bush Crime Family in a fruitless attempt to intimidate her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, into keeping quiet about the Family's lies in the lead-up to the Iraq invasion.

Libby learns this week whether Judge Reggie Walton will allow him to remain free while the Family appeals the sentence on the grounds that, as a Republican, Libby is above the law.

On May 23, Monica Goodling, Gonzales's former hatchet lady, admitted to Congress that it might be illegal to hire prosecutors based on their political affiliation, but insisted she only did it to please Jesus.

Several Republican lawmakers have joined majority Democrats in saying that Gonzales is a lying little prick who should go back to Texas.

The Department of Justice has offered dozens of contradictory explanations for the firings, and the attorney general himself angered lawmakers by insisting in testimony that he "can't recall" anyone who ever worked for him or anything they ever did.

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