Tuesday, June 19, 2007

THERE'S A BLACK HOLE IN CYBERSPACE . . . AND IT'S IN THE WHITE HOUSE BASEMENT

According to the latest news coverage of the topic known informally as "The Daily Shenanigans Of The Most Corrupt Administration Ever,"* we now learn that among the 88 "White House officials" who've had electronic message accounts with the Republican Nation Committee . . . e-mail records for 51 of them are missing.

My first question: only 51? These guys are slipping.

This is, of course, a violation of the Presidential Records Act, and therefore makes it the 394th impeachable offense committed by "The Most Corrupt Administration Ever." If my math is correct, that also makes it the 394th impeachable offense accompanied by a lot of Democratic saber-ratting, smoke, and noise. Man, I can only wait to hear the threats and watch the posturing of Harry & Nancy & the rest of the gang that couldn't shoot talk straight.

Meanwhile, remember the following mandate of the Presidential Records Act when you begin hearing all the excuse-making, buck-passing, bullshit-shoveling, & ass-covering sure to commence as soon as this story gains any traction at all:
The Presidential Records Act . . . Places the responsibility for the custody and management of incumbent Presidential records with the President.
Yeah, right. The President who never met a federal law he wouldn't piss on has already signed an executive order essentially declaring that neither he nor Cheney has to follow or implement the PRA. Let's see the pattern of lies, blame-shifting, and ultimate sacrifice of a White House staffer that follows in the coming months. My prediction? He'll somehow manage to offer up Gonzo on this one. That'll temporarily solve a few problems with one move.

Your thoughts? Predictions?

And finally, a prediction that requires no crystal ball at all: the congressional Dems will make noise, talk shit, blow smoke, and in the end will do NOTHING.
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* Don't even give me any Nixon, Harding, or Grant administrations, my fellow history geeks. No, just don't even go there. You know they can't compete.

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9 Comments:

Anonymous John Royal said...

Well, if I can't go Grant, Nixon, or Harding, how 'bout Andy Jackson?

9:43 AM  
Anonymous wfta said...

There will be no impeachment, which is actually a good for several reasons:
1. It would be ugly and the image of the good ol’ U.S. of A. around the world would not be helped by additional buffoonery.
2. God knows the country is polarized enough as it is.
3. From a practical standpoint, it would energize the hard core right more than not impeaching would disappoint the hard core left.
4. The middle, if it still exists, would simply become more cynical about the political process in general.

I am surprised you’d predict an exit for Gonzales. Unless he’s revealed to have done something obviously illegal, it is easier to keep him on than to try to get another appointment through the Senate. They will just spend seventeen months blaming it on the I.T. guy.

On the overall theme, I wholeheartedly agree. I don’t think there has been a more corrupt administration since Caligula’s. It has made a quantum leap in non-accountability and I am approaching a conclusion that no one working for it is capable of uttering a true thing. I know it is not going to happen to any of the varsity players, but I would like to see some of these sons of bitches in from of a federal grand jury.

And if the love fest with the Democrats is fogging the brain, take a listen to Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey, Chairman of the Select Committee on Energy and Global Warming, on yesterday’s (June 18) All Things Considered. It sounded like a pitch to the lobbyists that would have embarrassed Tom De Lay.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Rickey Henderson said...

Spot on. This is by far the most corrupt administration the country has ever seen. Sadly, impeachment just won't work for a multitude of reasons.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Smitty said...

I think wfta is exactly right, and that reason #3 is politically the most glaring reason why there won't be an impeachment. The Dems will have nothing to gain.

Also: I don't think there has been a more corrupt administration since Caligula’s

Yes, but at least in Caligula's administration, the anal intercourse was consentual in most cases. With the Bush admin...

3:46 PM  
Blogger DaveW said...

What is spoliation anyway?

Welcome back to blogging Mike, its good to see you. I've been missing you.

E-Mail gets lost dude, as anyone that works in IS will tell you. It is very difficult to back-up properly and even when you're sure (absolutely 100% positive) that you've gotten the fricking thing recorded properly you find out the next day you were wrong.

That said, and from your link;

"WASHINGTON - E-mail records are missing for 51 of the 88 White House officials who had electronic message accounts with the Republican National Committee, the House Oversight Committee said Monday.
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The Bush administration may have committed "extensive" violations of a law requiring that certain records be preserved, said the committee's Democratic chairman"


So you got your panties all in a twist over what the Dem chairman said.

A man and a party you know are and have been lying to you.

Not that there's any reason to believe either of them mind you, but still. I doubt Karl Rove slaps the tape in the drive every night before he goes home. My guess is they have a group that's in charge of doing this (backup) for them.

Wanna bet?

/wink

5:14 PM  
Blogger George said...

It would be ugly and the image of the good ol’ U.S. of A. around the world would not be helped by additional buffoonery.

But additional buffoonery--oh, like an attack on Iran--if Bush stays in power will help our image around the world?

I think we're damned if we impeach and damned if we don't impeach at this point.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

John, how was Jackson corrupt?

WFTA & Smitty - Not to mention, Caligula only put his horse in the Senate. We, on the other hand, have a horse's ass right in the White House itself.

George, I agree. For a million & a half reasons (most of them cynical & self-serving), there'll be no impeachment & certainly no conviction, but that means we continue to suffer with this bullshit every day.

Dave, "spoliation," in the legal context, is the deliberate destruction or hiding of evidence.

6:48 AM  
Anonymous John Royal said...

One of Jackson's legacies was the creation of the spoils system in which he let his buddies and campaign contributers run the government. Sound like anyone we know?

10:51 AM  
Blogger DED said...

Predictions?

And finally, a prediction that requires no crystal ball at all: the congressional Dems will make noise, talk shit, blow smoke, and in the end will do NOTHING.


That's what I expect.

4:10 PM  

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