Friday, April 20, 2007

The Same Blasted People

I quick thought before I head off to bed. I am still confused why, after allegations of renditions, torture, wiretaps what seems to have gotten Attorney General Alberto Gonzolez into the most trouble is the firing of eight federal prosecutors. Eight, that's it. Maybe it was not the best idea in the world, but it is not like dismissing habeas corpus or anything.

My quick, but tired, thought is that the Judiciary Committee seems to love to go after the administration. And for good reason. The Dems on the committee are a veritable firing squad of Democratic big guns with the likes of Chairman Leahy, Schumer, Biden, Durbin and Kennedy. Then on the Republican side you have Spector who is known as AC/DC on issues of civil liberties. Put that together and it might provide some insight as to why the Dems love seizing these sorts of issues to grill the Administration. And why, after so many confrontations with the Bush Administration over these issues, members on both sides just have slight antipathy for current Whitehouse policy.

Or I could be wrong...

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