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Friday, October 14, 2005

More Good News

Scandals Take Toll On Bush's 2nd Term

"It looks like a perfect storm," said Joseph E. diGenova, a Republican and former independent counsel, who noted that so many investigations can weigh on an administration. "People have no idea what happens when an investigation gets underway. It's debilitating. It's not just distracting. It's debilitating. It's like getting punched in the stomach."

Reminds me of Clinton's second term... Whitewater? Lewinsky? and yet I want Bubba back more than ever. Also, I really think that polictians and pundits need to stop using that cliched "perfect storm" analogy. It now makes them sound stupid and out of touch.
Also from the article, I didn't realize that there had been such fallout from the Abramoff sccandal, but can's say I'm not overjoyed:
The Abramoff scandal has already resulted in two unanticipated casualties: David H. Safavian, a former Rove business partner serving as the top White House procurement official, recently resigned and was arrested on charges that he lied about and impeded an investigation into his dealings with Abramoff. And Timothy E. Flanigan, Bush's nominee for deputy attorney general, the number two job at the Justice Department, withdrew last week after questions were raised about his interactions with the lobbyist.

And this quote is just damning:
In my administration," Bush told voters in Pittsburgh in October 2000, "we will ask not only what is legal but what is right, not what the lawyers allow but what the public deserves."

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