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2006/2/9

Republicans Give Disgraced Delay Key Committee Post

@ 11:30 PM (99 months, 22 days ago)

Republicans continue to show they are the party that rewards incompetence, not to mention unethical and illegal behavior.

Disgraced former Majority Leader Tom Delay, who has been indicted on charges of money laundering, was rewarded for his behavior with a slot on the Appropriations Committee.  The Appropriations Committee is one of the most sought-after committee assignments in the House.

Delay was also given a position on the House sub-committee which oversees the Justice Department.  Coincidentally, the Justice Department just happens to be investigating the influence-peddling scandal that Jack Abramoff is caught up in.

And speaking of Abramoff, the disgraced lobbyist now says he met with George W. Bush on at least 12 occassions, which of course is in complete contradiction with the Bush Crime Team's claims that Bush did not know Abramoff. 

DeLay wins key committee assignment

Abramoff says he met Bush "almost a dozen" times

 

Michael Brown Plays 'Mother May I' With Bush Crime Team

@ 10:26 PM (99 months, 22 days ago)

The man who used to be the Chief Rules Enforcer for the International Arabian Horses Association continues to show what a joke he is, and just how qualified he is to be a horse's, well, you get the picture!

Former FEMA Chief Michael Brown has indicted he may be willing to share some of his official correspondence with George Bush and other officials regarding Hurricane Katrina, but only if the White House lets him!

On February 6, Michael Brown's lawyer wrote a letter to White House Counsel Harriet Miers, in which he said Brown still respects Idiot Son's "presidential perogative" to get confidential advice from his aides, and that "Unless there is specific direction otherwise from the president, including an assurance the president will provide a legal defense to Mr. Brown if he refuses to testify as to these matters, Mr. Brown will testify if asked about particular communications."

Senators on both sides of the fence have continued to express fustration over the Bush Crime Team's failure to answer questions or release documents about the advice Idiot Son received about Hurricane Katrina.

Brown may reveal Bush correspondence

EDIT FOR UPDATE: The White House refuses to give Michael Brown legal cover for not testifying.  They refused (and rightly so, on this one) to let Michael Brown claim executive priviledge. Now let's just see if he'll tell the truth when he testifies tomorrow. 

Former FEMA Director to Testify About Katrina

Denied Executive Privilege, Brown Plans to Discuss Communications With Bush

 

Libby Says Dick Cheney Authorized Him To Leak Classified Information

@ 10:01 PM (99 months, 22 days ago)

It's amazing how people will begin to talk and tell the truth once they realize they are facing serious jail time.

Scotter Libby, indicted and disgraced former Chief of Staff to Dick Cheney, has confessed to a grand jury that Dick Cheney and other White House "superiors" authorized him to leak classified information to reporters.

Meanwhile, Special Prosector Patrick Fitzgerald has given indications that he intends to introduce evidence which will show that Libby shared with reporters the contents of a Summer 2003 National Intelligence Estimate, which Bush used to help justify the Iraq war.

Libby: White House 'superiors' authorized leaks of classified information

Cheney 'Authorized' Libby to Leak Classified Information