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Bush Administration: Breakdown

Is this is a metaphor for something?

Congressional oversight committees and reporters covering the U.S. attorneys firing scandal waited with bated breath Thursday night for yet another huge document drop revealing more details in the Bush administration's plan to fire eight U.S. attorneys.

They waited, and waited. But the documents weren't delivered to the House and Senate Judiciary committees until this morning because -- no joke -- the Justice Department's copy machine broke.

As if the broken copier weren't enough, something even worse happened: the DOJ's computer server went down this morning just as agency officials were trying to email around 2,000 pages worth of documents to Capitol Hill.

But wait, that's not all! After the server went down, the car transporting hard copies of the documents to the Hill got a flat tire.

Or at least that's the dog-ate-my-homework excuse the Justice Department provided to the committees, according to Judiciary committee aides who asked to remain anonymous.

Brutal week for President Bush and his people: Four years worth of Karl Rove's emails have apparently gone missing. They can't find anyone to take the job of war czar. World Bank President and former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz might get sacked for giving his girlfriend a high-paying promotion. And now -- the calamitous if momentary failure of communications systems all around at Justice in the delivery of documents relating to the firings of federal prosecutors.

Congressional aides sighed and chuckled over the broken copier, computer server and flat tire as a symbol of something bigger. "I know the wheels of justice are supposed to move slowly, but this is ridiculous!" said one Senate Judiciary Committee aide.

By Mary Ann Akers  |  April 13, 2007; 2:45 PM ET
 
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i wonder if elizabeth edwards thinks the neighbors property is not up to her standards, since the edwards place has been valued at millions , maybe she wants to run the man off his property so she wont be embarassed when her high class friends come calling ,the last time i looked at the laws it was still legal for a man to have a gun unless he was a convicted felon.

Posted by: pmcclearen | April 13, 2007 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Some paper-hungry dogs out there! Looks like the wheels are coming off the Bush war wagon at an alarming rate. All it took was Congress asking some pointed questions, in public, under oath, and with a transcript.

Posted by: h5n1 | April 13, 2007 4:24 PM | Report abuse

The Bush Administration is so corrupt that we
are just beginning to see it all fall apart.
They are disgraceful.

Posted by: Joe | April 13, 2007 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Lots of things going wrong all at once for the Bsuh WH. I am reminded of the Roger Moore*s 007 commenting on the demise of one of the villans: *All those feathers and he still can*t fly.* - just after the chap plunged to his death, as an analogy to this situation. --- It looks like the Bush WH excuses aren*t flying, either. Pity. It should be interesting to see what all this eventually turns up. -- Now that there is some accountiblity, it looks like we might get some answers t waht has only been speculation to now. The stone wall is coming down.

Posted by: odin966 | April 13, 2007 5:09 PM | Report abuse

You'd like to think that the U.S. Justice Department has at least two, and perhaps as many as three, copy machines.

Posted by: Paul or the Giant Rabbit | April 13, 2007 5:14 PM | Report abuse

It is either the worse comedy of errors ever or just a symptom of a White House that is quickly losing control of all its scheming and finagling. Rove claims he didn't intentionally "lose" the emails. He also had "nothing" to do with Valerie Plame. This is just what is leaking out...I am sure it is the tip of the the iceberg.

Posted by: DB | April 13, 2007 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Dude, there's no way the Justice Department has more than one copy machine. Those things cost like literally _hundreds_ of dollars. There's no way they're carryin' that kinda' moola.

Posted by: mteaman | April 13, 2007 5:45 PM | Report abuse

5th grader excuses for not doing homework. Come on Rove, is that the best you can do you lying troll.

Posted by: Roy | April 13, 2007 5:46 PM | Report abuse

5th grader excuses for not doing homework. Come on Rove, is that the best you can do you lying troll.

Posted by: Roy | April 13, 2007 5:46 PM | Report abuse

No Kinkos in DC?

Posted by: Mary | April 13, 2007 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Now this is good stuff, Sleuth! The small things speak volumes.

Posted by: bristolite | April 13, 2007 6:51 PM | Report abuse

The House of Cards are tumbling down.....
This is the most corrupt Administration ever......................Time for Impeachment, Peolosi,Livin,Waxman,Schumer,Boxer,Feinsten,get some balls and do the right thing, impeach this fool.... Lost e-mails,. what a joke, my 13 yr old neice can get them for you. This administration are a bunch of power hungry fools, Do they really think the American people are that stupid. PleeeeeeeeeeZ........, If Nancy and company don't impeach this man., then they deserve to be kicked...... out of offfice themselves.. GOd SAVE THIS GREAT COUNTRY

Posted by: Anonymous | April 13, 2007 7:00 PM | Report abuse

The War Czar position: It's illegal. Unconstitutional. The President cannot cede his primary responsibilities to another! Someone in the White House needs to review Article II of the Constitution, and in terms of what the duties of a Commander in Chief are, Alexander Hamilton spelled it out in very plain language in the Federalist papers. (No. 74)

Enough...is enough.

Posted by: S | April 13, 2007 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Broken hands on broken ploughs,
Broken treaties, broken vows,
Broken pipes, broken tools,
People bending broken rules.
Hound dog howling, bull frog croaking,
Everything is broken.
BOB DYLAN

Posted by: Sonofabastard | April 13, 2007 9:08 PM | Report abuse

This is an apt metaphor for the Bush Admonistration; good election skills, no governing skills (indeed, no apparent interest in governing).

Posted by: James | April 13, 2007 10:04 PM | Report abuse

This is a joke, right? Is Ms. Akers chanelling The Onion? They have ONE copier (maybe it's the only multipurpose networked printer/fax machine/flatbed scanner/coffee maker serving the whole rockpile on Constitution Ave), as well as ONE server. Oh, and NO spare in The (one and only) Official DoJ Yugo.

They really said this to the House and Senate Judiciary committees?


Posted by: uncle vester | April 13, 2007 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Smells like someone's playing games with the leak and squeal system connecting the WH to WaPo.

Posted by: Sebastian | April 13, 2007 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Regarding today's speech by VP Cheney:
For an administration that lost the popular election of 2000 by over 500,000 votes, pointing out the slim margin by which Democrats triumphed in 2006's congressional races is more of the hypocrisy in which the Vice President is well versed and rehearsed. Likely just one of the reasons that Don Imus has higher approval ratings than Dick Cheney. . .

Posted by: bearddenver | April 13, 2007 10:35 PM | Report abuse

One hopes that these blokes can get it snapping before the big day, eh? -- A little hard to believe that the great Bush Machine cannot deliver on a basic little ol' e-mail request, especially when Karl is involved. Who woulda thunk? -- How bout a little *turn-to* as we used to say in the USN, eh?

Posted by: odin966 | April 14, 2007 2:42 AM | Report abuse

It appears that the ugly stew of corruption is about to burble out of the soil soured by the George W. Bush administration. Trust the karma of the universe, folks, it will always find what does not want to be discovered.

Posted by: RD | April 14, 2007 8:08 AM | Report abuse

could be true they have only one copier.
all the money has been spent on war.
and the rest has been skimmed off.
time to wake you kooks.

Posted by: O Key | April 14, 2007 8:32 AM | Report abuse

Question;;;exactly what has Elizabeth Edwards to do with the subject of this article??Just asking.

Posted by: cincigal74 | April 14, 2007 10:26 AM | Report abuse

The DOJ's copy machine broke down? The server went down? The car had a flat tire? What's next?

This is a perfect case of life imitating satire.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 14, 2007 11:29 AM | Report abuse

OOPS! I seemed to have lost 5 million emails! Ahh, I work for an ISP, you don't LOOSE 5 million emails. All emails should be able to be recovered, unless Carla Rove accidently ran some "Evidence Eraser" software.

When will the American public wake up? I used to think Americans were naive, now I think American's are stupid. Obviously Carla Rove beleives American are stupid. Who would believe this story?

Posted by: Ron | April 14, 2007 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Looks as though I have a great excuse as to why I did not file in time. Copy machine broke, server crashed and the car got a flat. Sorry, IRS. Cheers.

Posted by: farmasea | April 14, 2007 11:29 PM | Report abuse

Broken hands on broken ploughs,
Broken treaties, broken vows,
Broken pipes, broken tools,
People bending broken rules.
Hound dog howling, bull frog croaking,
Everything is broken.
BOB DYLAN
`
Broken tires on broken cars
Broken servers for broken czars
Broken House, broken Senate
Broken Laws, broken tenet
Nutjobs are high on crack they're smokin'
Everything is broken
Sonofabastard


Posted by: Sonofabastard | April 15, 2007 7:33 AM | Report abuse

Good One, Son of ...

Posted by: reada | April 15, 2007 8:58 AM | Report abuse

Re: The Missing Emails.

Surely Echelon & the various NSA agencies & other such systems can be dragooned into the search?

That it simply be a matter of drafting the terms of the order & identifying the political & institutional orifices through which it can be inserted to operational effect?

With some kind of wider political traction to aid the process, under the slogan of:

`Nothing to Hide, Nothing to Fear'

Getchya T Shirts here...

Posted by: Adam Ghaznavi | April 15, 2007 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Actually, the extra 12 hours they gained with these excuses was just what was needed to purge the emails of any incriminating evidence. No doubt it was their shredder that broke, not the copier.

Now the released documents are well sanitized and won't amount to anything. The Bush people who you claim are idiots outwitted you all again. No wonder since you play by the rules and they have no such gumption.

Posted by: Fools and their money are soon parted | April 15, 2007 12:18 PM | Report abuse

"Engineered incompetence" is what the Bush group does best ( and perhaps the only thing it does!). From the stolen elections, the 9/10 '2.3 TRILLION DOLLARS missing from Pentagon', 9/11 'stand down, 9/11 blame defection commission, Iraq, Afghanistan, Katrina, Plame leak, accidentally missing emails, to one f**king copier at D.O.J.??!!! Give me a feakin break!!! This level of incompetence in the business world would have ended in days or weeks due to the bottom line and laws! But because this is "our" government they can trip over their d*cks time after time after time and those who complain, protest or speak up are spied upon, put on watch lists and blacballed while the train steams on out of control. By absolutely any measure both Bush and Cheney are unfit to govern ( from Bush's own psych tests he wants the American people to take to Cheney's pathological lying) yet no one in a position to do anything will even try to stop the madness!!! It seems only criminals, incompetents and blind loyalty are the only values Washington espouses while overspending the country to collapse.

Posted by: pissedoffpatriot | April 15, 2007 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Sebastian is on the right track when he (above) says: "Smells like someone's playing games with the leak and squeal system connecting the WH to WaPo."

Don't forget that any news we are given is news someone desperately wants us to have. The Washington Post has done the White House's bidding before. Whether with or without conscious connivance is irrelevant. When people see minor government offenses and screw-ups scrutinized they assume that the larger crimes are also being investigated.

Posted by: anon | April 15, 2007 12:42 PM | Report abuse

It's time to exterminate the lot.

Posted by: Doug@usa.com | April 15, 2007 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Why does congress tolerate this BS?? It's long past time to slap the cuffs on him, hold him without bail, and start a few trials.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 15, 2007 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Time to invent a process to manufacture Faux Masks and then march to DC and NYC and build a prison fence around them two cess-pools of mal-feasance.

What can we do? Complain to the sponsors on CNN? Most of the Zioscreed faces there get their money from institutes - like the War Bank Institute and the Oil Bank Institute. Weirdos in ties with inadequacy issues are fun to watch - but nuffs-z-nuff.

And MSNMB - two war bankers there, GE, who makes them turbines, gatling guns and the DU rounds those gats fire (how much does a 40mmm DU bullet cost us anyway?), is partnered with Micro$oft, licensor of the best root kit containers our computers can get, XP-SP 2 and "Vista". Quality doesn't even enter the picture at M$ anymore - they got bigger fish to kill now that M$ owns a piece of the Bathe Ship Yard.

Besides - all the chosen there were raised to believe the only reason the goy distain them is because "they hate us [the chosen toungue talkers] because we're better than they are - g-d - through an Iraqi named Abraham told em so! But wait aminute - most of those with the "punched I am "a" chosen ticket", 95% infact, aren't even related to Abraham - the once semitic, now "Arabic" Jews, and Palestinians are - but the Ashkenazi aint.

Ever wonder why the chosen, since their conversion in 784 AD have had so many tribulations. Is it because they're overly fair, overly loving and overly human?

Let's just get to the bottom of 911 - thats all we need to happen - and the rest of the criminality that darkens our time will dissappear like a cloud on a warm spring day.

Humanity Prevails

Posted by: Cadavre | April 15, 2007 1:53 PM | Report abuse

People would be more willing and less fearful of adopting the views of 911 Truth activists if they felt they were calling for forgiveness rather than retribution and punishment.

The peace movement should call for granting amnesty from prosecution and guarantee of an ample, lifetime pension to anyone who agrees to testify on their roles in the events of 9/11, extending this offer to any members of the US government, foreign governments and/or terrorist groups involved in the planning or execution of the attacks of that day.

Additionally, individuals should step forward and volunteer to spend time working with those who give testimony on crimes they have committed so that they might be reintegrated into society.

Instead of executing Nazi war criminals we should have devoted all the human resources available to us to rehabilitating them, awakening in them awareness of the nature of their actions so that they could have come to understand that they must make amends. If they had remained alive they would have been a living testament to the transformative powers of forgiveness.

Historians and psychologists especially should come out in favor of preserving invaluable study material in the form of the opportunity to converse with the authors of unfortunate historical deeds.

We must find a solution to the existing state of affairs that would be acceptable to both the accusers and the accused. It should solve the problem it sets out to solve without creating additional problems. It should present itself as an ethical means to an ethical end.
In "The Art of War", Sun Tzu said never to surround an enemy. If you do not leave him an out, he will fight to the last man.

Posted by: anon | April 15, 2007 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Anon 02:05PM: great idea. How is this everything done? Let's see if we could find out some ideas.

Call your familiars out from Iraq and Afghanistan. Organize in groups, and keep contact with other similar groups. Go talk to the critical officials (and apply to them your great idea of pardon). Organize demonstrations. Make hideouts in the forests. Get ready to really go there.

Sorry, but I cannot see any other way out of the mess you have over there. Of course it's easy for me to say this from far away... I don't know much to do if the same was in my country. Probably I would feel equally lazy than you do (because that you must feel in general because no one is doing anything)... why bother anything when in your personal life everything is anyway quite well? Yeah I can guess.

Whoa. It's incredible what kind of situation this is. I could never have imagined to say such things in my life. It's all in history books only... distant, not part of the cozy everyday life... until... yeah.

You need lots of people, practical people who see how to put the theory and speeches and will into practice.

It's getting hotter for everyone. They are eyeing and approaching you and me, they see we don't like what they do, so they need to get us out soon. Everything is in place for them - concentration camps, laws, ...

Don't be alone, move out, organize. That's important, because when you are alone, it's easy for them to get you. Look those nazi/jude movies and think: 200 people in row and 10 people guarding them with guns... with 200 people, those 10 people are quickly disarmed, even though it would cost some lives. One quick move, acted as a group, and that was it. The problem is to organize. They are organized, that's why they are able to do what they do. You need to organize, too.

I hope you can find lots of smart ways. Good luck for everyone.

Posted by: one more anonymous | April 15, 2007 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Where O Where is my coup d'etat? Will the military or Congress please arrest these people, please? I really need my coup. I've been waiting 5 years now. People in South America and Asia get them all the time. Why can't we have one?

Posted by: Ed | April 15, 2007 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Cheney says he is willing to bet the Dems will back down. What exactly is he willing to bet?

Posted by: anon again | April 16, 2007 11:41 AM | Report abuse

R.I.P America, 1776-2000. Killed by citizen ignorance.

You'll do nothing so long as gas is cheaper than water.

Some glorious day, many years from now, someone just like me will put a boot through his television and scream for reason and logic and he is free.

He is free.

Posted by: mGoLos | April 16, 2007 12:14 PM | Report abuse

All of the above sound like lilly livered gossipers who point and sneer but never prove anything. What? Nothing? Well, then, more flatulent pollution from the lilly livered gossipers. Enjoy your self indulgent selves, and bask in the decades of democratic thievery, destruction of the SS system (wiped out the trust fund and dumped it in the "general fund" during the 60's,remember?) Abdication by cutting the money for Vietnam and hanging our own men and women still there in a war conceived by anateurs in the democratic party. Or were you all so far out in chemical la la land you didn't notice? .... That stuff destroyed brain cells, if there were any to be destroyed.

Posted by: JAKE | April 16, 2007 12:15 PM | Report abuse

So, let's face it the biggest oppenent to
Impeachment of George W Bush and Delusional
Dick Cheney is not Bush and Cheney here,
it's Democrat Speaker Madame Damascus
Nancy Pelosi and Harmless Harry Reid who
are blocking it! The voters need to make it
very forcefully clear to both Democrats and
Republicans we want Bush & Cheney Impeached
of you will be voted out of office in 2008
or 2010 0r 2012 whenever you come up for
re-election if you fail to do so! Pelosi &
Reid ought to be Declared Public Enemies
One and Two and tar and feathered and
run out of Washington DC on a rail!

Posted by: Sherry Kay | April 16, 2007 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Bush proclaimed loudly that he was going to clean house at the White House. Some cleaning!!! If there were time, he surely would be impeached. There are so many other investigations that have to take place in addition to the major task of getting us out of the unwinnable "war" that no time can be devoted to impeachment bnefore his time runs out. The blind devotion to getting our troops killed in the name of installing democracy in a counttry that can in no way achieve such a government,given the centuries old animosity between the numerous factions is incrdible. The entire nation sees this futile "war" for what it is; a determination to control the oil. It is way past to get out. Howard Beardslee

Posted by: howard m beardslee | April 16, 2007 1:11 PM | Report abuse

This is Watergate and Iran-Contra all over again, but with some differences. Watergate never put our nation or its people in harm's way at any time. Iran-Contra put our nation's dignity, ethics, and core values in harm's way big time. However, this administration got in by fraud in November 2000, and has literally been shredding our core values as a nation, and putting every American in harm's way, starting with our military people in the Middle East. It makes me sad and angry to watch puppet president Bush, vice-president and hatchetman Cheney, and the oil industry engineer the "Waterloo" and demise of the United States as a great nation. Is Richard M. Nixon starting to look like a choirboy these days? Richard Cadena-Expatriate American living in Mexico City.

Posted by: Richard Cadena | April 16, 2007 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Finally, we have oversight of the Bush administration now that the cover up Republicans are the minority. Congress will be busy playing catch up looking for all the dirt that has been swept under the rug. We will be reminded why checks and balances were central to the government the Founders created.

Posted by: Mary | April 16, 2007 7:32 PM | Report abuse

I am watching the clock, have checked, rechecked, and verified my C/Span.org connection is good. Bought a bag of extra crunchy chips, Chilling down some beer, and actually awaiting the Congressional DoJ follies to begin. If the first question isn-t about the undelivered documents I will be disappointed. I hope they make the slimeball AG squirm. I hope they dont sit still for his prepackaged answers. Ask him some hard questions. He is dead meat, Texas rode kill. Nothing more than armadillo tidbits. Pass the salsa.

RKC

Posted by: RK Clement | April 17, 2007 5:41 AM | Report abuse

With corrupt tenndecies of the Bush Administration, one is hard-pressed to wonder how a porous legal system could function at all.

Along the way, it is bound to get bogged down and a few individuals cannot just shut up! This is the case here!

Posted by: Herbert-Jean Awuor | April 17, 2007 6:05 AM | Report abuse

It is a shame Bush did not get rid of these guys when he first took office. They are political appointees of course it is political just like it was political when Clinton fired everyone when he took office and replaced them with his people. I wish the Demo's could find something real to complain about for a change.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 17, 2007 11:29 AM | Report abuse

it is just amazing what can happen to neo-fascists in a democracy isn't it? why just the other day 'ole karl rove was out here in portland oregon and well: oh no i guess he just pretty much hung out in the suburbs. well anyway, many of us were just waiting for him here in downtown portland to give him a real hometown welcome but jeez, all that secrecy you know? one would have thought he was the president! it really is to bad that our public officials have become so popular that they refuse to show their faces in public. i am so depressed! talk about breakdown! but then 'ole bill clinton is in town today to cheer us up. you think he'll be a little more friendly towards us far left lunatics out west? well let's go look and see! back at ya later.

Posted by: logan | April 17, 2007 4:23 PM | Report abuse

This is crazy.... When are we going to stop this maddness. Won't someone with some power get these guys out. Its like watching uncontroled children. HELP

Posted by: trogers | April 17, 2007 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Einstien's new equation
"PNAC = 911 blood"

These bastards belong in gitmo, shackled in orange suits with a bags over there heads.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 17, 2007 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Einstien's new equation
"PNAC = 911 blood"

These bastards belong in gitmo, shackled in orange suits with a bags over there heads.

Posted by: Einstien | April 17, 2007 7:49 PM | Report abuse

But it seemed so obvious in 2000 (even prior) why do we have to travel this long painful unnecessary road each time?
In 2008 we'll get somebody more normal then in 2016 these crapheads start slithering back again for sure.
Can't the misers, fanatics and stupids be healed somehow?

Posted by: Jim | April 18, 2007 3:10 AM | Report abuse

The point of these obviously lying excuses is to show their utter contempt for Congress.

Posted by: newageblues | April 18, 2007 8:03 AM | Report abuse

THE TROUBLE WITH IMPEACHING CHANEY IS THAT THEN BUSH WILL BECOME PRESIDENT!!
Cleaning the White House starts with Rove, then Chaney and then Bush. The rest of the clowns of the cloth will exit with them.

Posted by: OSCAR | April 18, 2007 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Bush and his gaggle are incompetent in running the governemnt but exceedingly skilled in treachery, fraud, deception and spinning the news. Now the world hates the once good ol' USA.
We are a good people deserve better!
Seamus J. Wilson

Posted by: Seamus J. Wilson | April 18, 2007 1:58 PM | Report abuse

It seems like we have non stop investigation of our Executive Brance of Govt. by a group of over paid congressmen and senators who are getting to be the "Do Nothing Legistrative Group". When will the Drive By Media get the message that they "friends" are not smart enough to do any really important work for the tax paying public?

Posted by: jimday | April 18, 2007 2:09 PM | Report abuse

No need to repeat the obvious, but one reader wrote:

"Do they really think the American people are that stupid. PleeeeeeeeeeZ........, "

The answer is a resounding YES...that's not only what they think; they count on it and hey, it got them elected twice !!

Posted by: George Schulz | April 18, 2007 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Maybe they can't afford copiers,Maybe they are using all the money to buy themselves the votes to get into office,so they can use more money to get their oil out of other countries,Bush sure is desperate to get those war funds for some reason,and it certainly isn't for the troops,They've never had the equipment they have needed from the beginning,and they are not going to get it now.So what is that war fund for and what happened to all that missing money?Somebody sure does need to do some investigating,IF they could find some honest people to do it.Bush and Cheney have been making fools out of all of us,and is still doing it.We're all going to reap what they have sown,if something isn't done to stop them.

Posted by: maryelizabeth_61 | April 18, 2007 4:26 PM | Report abuse

As regards the april 15 comment by ED, I've been waiting for a coup d'etat for some time, but I expect it to come from Bush and his cronies. When they lose an election and face giving up power. They have steadily lain the ground work to enable them to do so. Add it up, packing the court system, crippling public broadcasting, and setting up a what amounts a special army ( home-land security) that reports to the White House. Why do you think there has been such an attack on our checks and balances. Two terms has given them time to ensure that they can do it and then be able to hold on to power. It's clear they don't respect the constitution or the rights of the average citizen.

Posted by: Gary F | April 18, 2007 5:02 PM | Report abuse

There is someone inside who CAN be bought. Have patience and find him/her. After all, some had to be recruited specifically for their lack of morals, incompetence aside, these people CAN be bought if only for a get-out-of-jail card. Find them.

Posted by: pre-Amerikkkan | April 18, 2007 5:06 PM | Report abuse

I never thought I would miss Dan Quayle, but somehow, thinking of him seems almost nostalgic lately. I would like to think that America still has what it needs to clean up its government, but we, the public, may be getting what we deserve. Voting for the guy (or girl) with the largest ad budget is probably not forwarding the cause of democracy.

Posted by: tpeters4 | April 19, 2007 1:14 AM | Report abuse

They are not stupid. They know exactly what they are doing. It is 'us' who allow them to continue to do everything and they will continue till WE stop them. Stop the talking and depending on others to do our job...Organize and dump them. It was done before and it could be done again.

Posted by: SHARON | April 19, 2007 8:46 AM | Report abuse

ha ! ha! ha! tee hee! tee hee! ho ho!

What a crock!

Posted by: yws | April 19, 2007 1:46 PM | Report abuse

This has been coming for such a long time: everyone knew it was going to happen but such a shame Americans sat by and let things go so far. Everyone knows how big a lier Bush & Cheney are but too many people have been complacent about the going on's in Washington. We may have waited for too long. Our democracy is gone along with a great measure of our freedoms. Bush's plans have all been wrong and he makes no adjustments to try and correct them. He needs to be tried for all his lies and deceptions that have led this country down the path of destruction.

Posted by: Ken Bravehawk | April 19, 2007 2:29 PM | Report abuse

The democrats are not the solution. While the 9-11 inside job was perpetrated under the Republican administration of GWB, the Oklahoma City bombing was perpetrated and covered up under the Clinton/Democrat administration. You can't trust either party to seek the truth, both are controlled by pupet masters who are invisible to the general public.

Posted by: asb | April 21, 2007 3:54 PM | Report abuse

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