Monday, January 30, 2006

Mad as Hell

A US grand jury in Guam opened an investigation of controversial lobbyist Jack Abramoff more than two years ago, but President Bush removed the supervising federal prosecutor, and the probe ended soon after.
The previously undisclosed Guam inquiry is separate from a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia that is investigating allegations that Abramoff bilked Indian tribes out of millions of dollars.
The chief prosecutor, US Attorney Frederick A. Black, who had launched the investigation, was demoted. A White House news release announced that Bush was replacing Black.

The timing caught some by surprise. Despite his officially temporary status as the acting US attorney, Black had held the assignment for more than a decade.*


Now, this...
The investigation into Jack Abramoff, the disgraced Republican lobbyist, took a provocative new turn Thursday when the Justice Department said the chief prosecutor in the inquiry would step down next week because he had been nominated to a federal judgeship by President Bush.
The prosecutor, Noel Hillman, is chief of the department’s Office of Public Integrity, and the move ends his involvement in an investigation that has reached into the administration as well as into the top ranks of the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill.

How damned convenient.
How can President Bush remove Abramoff’s prosecutor twice and get away with it?

The White House dismissed the calls for a special prosecutor.
"It’s nothing but pure politics," said Scott McClellan, the White House secretary.

Well for once I agree with Mr McClelland. This is pure politics and a clear case of covering your own (and your party's) ass.

I'm mad as hell. Do I need to explain this? Why isn’t this a major scandal that every politician and news network is talking about? This is headline news, or it SHOULD be. Yet the main stream media ( you know the one 'some' people keep calling the liberal biased media) buries it?
Why isn't Bill O'Reilly all over this? Why isn't Chris Matthews playing REAL Hardball?
Instead of worrying about somebody stealing Christmas why isn't John Gibson talking about who's stealing our democracy?

Why am I writing about it here? Because I think it's darned time every single American wake up and smell the roses.
YOU matter. YOU count. Pay attention. It's YOUR country too. Dagnabit, GET INVOLVED!

Do me a favor all you Bush supporters. In the next election. Please just say no.
Or stay home.

* Thanks to Karena for bringing this to MY attention.

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