Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Georgie speaks: "Fuck you!"

Ooooh, it was a snarly and petulant georgie on display at the press conference he held this afternoon to discuss the prosecutor purge investigation. "They serve at our pleasure", sneered the chimperor of the prosecutors, (as he straightened his crown). They serve at our pleasure. The royal "our".

There was speculation that georgie would be announcing the AG's "retirement", but he opted for "Plan B" instead: denounce the whole scandal as a "partisan fishing expedition" and blame the democrats for fucking around and wasting the government's time on bullshit:

"We will not go along with a partisan fishing expedition aimed at honorable public servants," he said. "It will be regrettable if they choose to head down the partisan road of issuing subpoenas and demanding show trials when I have agreed to make key White House officials and documents available."

He made it clear he stands behind Gonzales (the Curse, again), but made it obvious who he's really protecting, saying "I will oppose any attempt to subpoena white house officials." Georgie talked about the "reasonable" (but completely ridiculous) offer the white house made the to democrats -- that Karl Rove and Harriet Miers would go over and shoot the shit with the judiciary committee, but not under oath and not on the record. Someone in the press gallery rose from their semi-conscious state to ask why, if Rove and Miers were planning on telling the truth, they couldn't just go ahead and testify under oath. Georgie sphinctered forth with a hot steaming pile the likes of which I haven't seen since the last time I went to the track:

"'My choice is to make sure that I safeguard the ability for presidents to get good decisions,' he said. 'If the staff of a president operated in constant fear of being hauled before various committees to discuss internal deliberations, the president would not receive candid advice and the American people would be ill-served.'"

So Georgie's worried about besmirching the office of the president? I could say something about the belated closing of barn doors, but at this point it would be a bit redundant, wouldn't it?