Tuesday, November 20, 2007

In Other News, The Sun Rose In The East This Morning

I know a lot of people on the internets have been making noise about this story today; I wonder when (read: "if") the corporate media will pick up on it and make a big deal about it. It seems that chipmunk-cheeked former White House press secretary Li'l Scotty McClellan has a book coming out -- and lo and behold, there are some allegations in it of his bosses being less than honest with the press and the American public! I, for one, am shocked.

Here's the part that everyone here in the reality-based community is finding so gosh-darned interesting:

The most powerful leader in the world had called upon me to speak on his behalf and help restore credibility he lost amid the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. So I stood at the White house briefing room podium in front of the glare of the klieg lights for the better part of two weeks and publicly exonerated two of the senior-most aides in the White House: Karl Rove and Scooter Libby.

There was one problem. It was not true.

I had unknowingly passed along false information. And five of the highest ranking officials in the administration were involved in my doing so: Rove, Libby, the vice President, the President's chief of staff, and the President himself.

Do tell, Scotty, do tell!

So... in other words, when Scooter Libby got his George W. Bush-approved Get Out of Jail Free card, the president pardoned a guy who had been convicted of a crime that he himself had essentially asked him to commit. Can you say conflict of interest? Can you say high crimes and misdemeanors? I knew you could.

All I can say now is thanks, Nancy Pelosi. Thanks for taking impeachment off the table, and for never again allowing it even in the same room as the grown-ups there in Washington. Thank you so very, very much.
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