Thursday, March 29, 2007


Liars and Non-believers

Poor Alberto Gonzales! He's told so many different stories about the firings of the eight US Attorneys that it can not be true that he hasn't lied at least once. The President has ordered him to fix things with the Congress. If he can't, he'll get a commendation or perhaps even a medal along with a pink slip.

The Administration is trying to get the story straight about Carol Lam. She was the US Attorney for San Diego. The Administation is trying desperately to get the public and Congress to believe that she was let go because she wasn't aggressive enough in prosecuting illegal immigrants. The timing of her release was awful. She had just completed a successful prosecution of one crooked Republican Congressman and was starting to go after another. No one except a true believer in the Bush doctrine believes that she was let go just because she wasn't tough enough on illegal immigrants. It is so obvious to the skeptics that she was fired as an act of desperation to protect the other Congressman.

The Administration might have been able to pull off the replacement of the eight attorneys if it hadn't used up its credibility in making up excuses for starting the Iraq War. I am fond of recalling a little German poem I learned once:

Wer einmal lügt, dem glaubt man nicht
Und wenn er auch die Wahrheit spricht.

Rough translation:

Whoever tells a lie, they won't belive him
Not even when he tells the truth.

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