Alberto Gonzales said that he had was not involved in discussions about the firing of attorneys who, let’s be honest, were obviously fired for political reasons. It turns out that he was. Already, he was presiding over an office that was abusing its former employees and not behaving the way we would like our AGs office to behave, but now we’ve got some pretty direct lying involved. Too bad he wasn’t under oath.
I would say that this is finally evidence that the Bush administration is corrupt from top to bottom. The thing is, most of us paying attention have been firmly convinced of that for a long time.
Alas, those paying attention find themselves with no options other than the Democratic party. And, I guarantee you, if we get a Democratic congress and a Democratic president, and they stay in power for some time, they will get used to it and behave in a generally “I can do no wrong” manner (much as they did back with the whole “bounced check” scandal and others back in the early-mid 90’s). We really need more than one viable political party, and despite their continuing popularity, I don’t at the moment consider the Republicans viable.
We need a party for people who like some of the ostensible values of the Republican party, but who, particularly with the advent of the unmitigated disaster that is the Bush administration, realized that “their” party has become a corrupt mess interested in– well, it’s not really clear what, other than playing the game of being in power, but only pushing the agenda any more of the extreme religious right.
I propose that this party be called RUB, or “Republicans Until Bush.” If people are paying attention, Bush will be responsible for deRepublicanizing more Republicans than even Herbert Hoover.