Tuesday, March 20, 2007
President Bush is a little prick. Huge newsflash, I know. Nobody disputes that attorney generals serve at his pleasure. That's cool. I'm down with that. President Clinton sacked the whole lot, for Pete's sake. But this latest little snafu is distasteful not so much in and of itself but as an accrual of Gonzalez' complete, unabashed, servile flunkiness. Bush's comment today, his warning, in fact, that Democrats should just take his offer of interviews with Rove et al, without sworn oath or transcript or waking consciousness, probably, is not surprising, really, but it is galling. His every statement in this article is so pitiably threadbare and transparent it's very nearly sad. That he speaks it all with no apparent irony is -- is that ironic? My eyes just crossed.