WHEN THE BLIND LEAD THE STUPID
President Bush sent a powerful message of support Tuesday for embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, calling his longtime friend to express unwavering support in the face of calls for his resignation. The White House also denied reports that it was looking for possible successors for Gonzales. "Those rumors are untrue," White House deputy press secretary Dana Perino said. Bush called Gonzales from the Oval Office at 7:15 a.m. . . . The White House disclosed Bush's call to bolster Gonzales and attempt to rally Republicans to support him. "The president reaffirmed his strong backing of the attorney general and his support for him," Perino said. "The president called him to reaffirm his support."He's doomed. When the "Truth is a Luxury I Can't Afford" Squad gives you the thumbs-up, the thumb in the eye can be, at best, moments away.
I give him til the end of the week.
And, embedded in this story, we get words of wisdom from none other than Tommy "The Hammer" DeLay:
"[this scandal] is just a taste of what's going to be like for the next two years. And the Bush administration sort of showed their weakness when they got rid of Don Rumsfeld . . . . This is a made up scandal. There is no evidence of wrongdoing whatsoever . . . . They ought to be fighting back."Gee, thanks Tom. No sarcasm, I'm serious. The Tone-Deaf leading the Tone-Deaf can only bring further wrack & ruin to this corrupted disgrace of an Administration. And with the afraid-of-a-fight Dems rattling sabres, but never raising them in anger, we'll need an historic parade of horrors from the White House before they do anything meaningful.
So let's just hope that Bush, Cheney, Rove, Gonzales & Rove lead the bison to the edge of the cliff where even a pathetic tribe like the Congressional Dems can force them over.
Meanwhile -- in case you're playing along at home -- the Debacle in the Desert reaches Year 5; the death count heads towards 3,500; 30,000 new troops in-country since the new year; and a housing market that implodes a little more every day.