Monday, March 26, 2007

GOP Can’t Talk Straight to Save Its Life

Yesterday, on the Sunday morning talk shows, three Republican Senators were asked about the political future of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC), Chuck Hagel, (R-NE) and Senator Arlen Specter (R. PA) all hedged and defended Gonzales, but Specter was the most blatant dissembler. Instead of stating flatout on “Meet the Press” that evidence now shows that Gonzales has been neither candid nor truthful and therefore should be fired or should resign, Specter said, “We have to have an attorney general who is candid, truthful. And if we find he has not been candid and truthful, that’s a very compelling reason for him not to stay on.” Dear Senator MagicBullet Specter: There is proof positive that Gonzales lied. You can’t explain away the evidence against Gonzales like you explained away evidence in the John F. Kennedy assassination by saying a single-bullet changed course many times. Graham said on “Face the Nation”, “I really do like Attorney General Gonzales, but he has been wounded…He’s going to have to come to the Senate and re-establish his credibility. He’s going to have to prove to us that there was a legitimate reason this was poorly handled.” Poorly handled? There is proof positive that the firings were politically motivated and that the AG lied. Perhaps Senator Graham means that Gonzales is going to have to lie more effectively to the GOP to get off the hook. Hagel said on “This Week”, “He (Gonzales) does have a credibility problem,” adding, “I think he’s going to have some difficulties.” Difficulties? It is a known fact that Gonzales LIED…that’s merely going to present “some difficulties”? Specter, of course, is the worst of the lot. He’s been in the Senate for 27 years. He will tell any lie the GOP wants him to tell. He will support any bogus claim the GOP wants him to support. Originally, Specter was a Democrat. When he worked on the Warren Commission (at the suggestion of then-Representative Gerald Ford) investigating the JFK assassination, there is documented evidence that he tried to force Jean Hill and Mary Moorman to change their testimony that they had heard four to six shots. He told Hill he would have her declared insane and have her put in a mental institution. She refused to cooperate. Specter changed her testimony that was presented to the Warren Commission to suit his version of the assassination anyway. Arlen Specter is a career Republican political toady. And he’s a malevolent, lying, mean-spirited toady at that. Watch Specter reluctantly, oh so reluctantly find that Alberto Gonzales has lied and therefore Specter will reluctantly, oh so reluctantly advise all the president’s men that for the good of the nation, Gonzales must resign.

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