So Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has suddenly resigned, apparently without telling any senior Justice Dept. officials (or even his own aides) that he was going to.
What’s CNN’s top story on the website?
That’s really it in a nutshell, isn’t it…..fishy goings-on in our government, and we’re more concerned with a story that centers around the fact that we’re shocked (shocked, I tell you!) that one of our professional thugs has been cruel to dogs.
Get me the fuck out of here.
For those that might actually care about the future of the country: It’s being leaked that Homeland Security chief Chertoff will be tagged for replacement of Gonzales– Wrapping the confirmation process in the flag. Any criticism or “rough treatment” (read here, pointed questions and accountability) of Chertoff will be smeared as an attack on DHS. I fully expect the Democrats to cave completely during this process, shrinking in the corner waving their American flags.
Even worse, and most likely not given any attention during the more media-sexy Chertoff confirmation process? According to senior-level sources, Bush plans to have Clay Johnson III, the Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget, take over from Chertoff as head of the Department of Homeland Security.
Johnson has no homeland security experience, and has been described as “a professional Bush loyalist.” He’s one of Bush’s oldest friends, having attended both prep school and college with the President.
If you needed any proof that the “security theater” that we undergo in this country is meaningless, there you have it. We’re about to have somebody’s college buddy, with no experience, tasked with keeping us all safe. But if any Democrat points this out, I’m sure they can kiss the White House good-bye in 2008.