Wednesday, March 21, 2007

House Ok's Subpoenas for Karl Rove and Aides

Cross Posted on The Metal Pundit

The Democratic-controlled House ok'd subpoenas for Bush advisor Karl Rove and other White House aides. The firing of several U.S. attorneys triggered this much-needed move, despite President Bush's threats against the Democrats.

Dubya warned Democrats that such a political move would be met with a "legal fight". He argues that the Rove and aides should be questioned out of oath and, perhaps, off the record. In other words, he wanted to create a stage where his advisors could do what they have continously done throughout his presidency-lie!

According to Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA):
After two months of stonewalling, shifting stories and misleading testimony, it is clear that we are still not getting the truth about the decision to fire these prosecutors and its cover-up
Hopefully, the Senate Committee on the Judiary will also issue a subpoena for Rove, as well as former White House Counsel Harriet "not-good-enough-for-wingnuts" Miers and her former deputy, William Kelley.

On Bush's lie-friendly terms, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) said:

Anyone who would take that deal isn't playing with a full deck
Alberto Gonzales has to either resign or be removed as Attorney General. The White House has recurringly shifted reasoning regarding the firing of the attorneys. Furthermore, Gonzales admitted to the illegal aquisition of personal data from Americans over the past few years. When will the lies and scandals end? I know, 2008!

In other news, Congress will vote on legislation dealing with troop withdrawal from Iraq. A House committee also made it possible for Valerie Plame, outed former CIA agent, to testify before it.

Discuss as you wish!


BlackLabelAxe said...

I am so sick of this story. It's not a story at all. It is customary for prosecutors to be fired at the beginning of new presidential terms. Clinton fired all of them with little fanfare. I don't like to stick up for the President, but this is just a waste of time.

As far as the secrecy issue within the administration- is this new? We know he likes KGB-like tactics within his circle, but 1) this is not new, and 2) he is completely within his executive powers.

I hope to God these Democrats do something meaningful before they run out of political capital. If they keep wasting news headlines with stupid shit like this, they'll end up being shunned by the public and the media like they did in the mid-90's.

Want to fix something? Here's a list for the Democrats to do something about:

-War in Iraq
-Tax reform
-Government pork and waste
-Failing, irrelevant public education
-Energy alternatives development

Instead of tackling these issues, they're going to listen to White House aides talk about why they fired Federal prosecutors. This is why I HATE politicians.

How about the $3,000,000 in PORK they rolled in the Iraq supplemental bill? This is just shameful. Both sides are to blame, but if Congress doesn't step up and do something useful, the majority party may invite the backlash much sooner than planned.

Lefty Metalhead said...

Good points. However, we must hold people like Alberto Gonzales and Karl Rove accountable for their political hackery.