Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The White House's Porn Plot Against Prosecutors

Digby was reviewing Kevin Drum's attempt to explain to deliberately obtuse Michael Kinsley the significance of the U.S. Attorney purge, when he made the following observation:
Although there wasn't any fellatio involved (that we know of) this leads to a suspicion that somebody was obstructing justice, which last I heard was still a crime.

And anyway, we already know certain things about this White House that should always give one pause:
"There is no precedent in any modern White House for what is going on in this one: a complete lack of a policy apparatus," says DiIulio. "What you’ve got is everything—and I mean everything—being run by the political arm. It’s the reign of the Mayberry Machiavellis."
When you have an administration like this, you default to the assumption that their decisions were purely political so when those decisions affect the Justice Department you look deeper unless you want the US Attorney's office to be seen as a political arm of the executive branch (in which case whatever respect for the rule of law that remains in this country is thrown out with the garbage.) This is serious and the fact that Kinsley and others seem to find it oh-so-dull is part of the problem with political culture in this country.

Yes, it's stupid when people make a big deal out of presidential blow jobs or trump up conspiracy theories about Vince Foster. No it isn't stupid when people make a big deal out of using the Justice Department as a political enforcer or recognize that government officials lied about their plans for war. I'm not sure why this is so difficult to understand.
Digby later realized that he had spoken too soon.
Update: I spoke too soon about the blow jobs. You won't believe this one. It's The White House's Porn Plot Against Prosecutors

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