The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. - Wm. Blake

Friday, May 04, 2007

It really does get worse

I've long taken Brad DeLong's modification of Hofstadter's Law to heart: The Bush Administration is worse than you can imagine, even after taking into account the fact that it is worse than you can imagine.

But, unbelievably, they keep doing it. A reader writes in to Josh Marshall to spotlight the fact, as testified to by ex-DOJ honcho Comey (the Bush appointee who refused to fire Fitzgerald), that the Washington State US Attorney who was fired was fired because he requested more funding to investigate the murder of an Assistant US Attorney.

Think about that for a second. Sounds impossible, right? But it's been established, at least as much as the other reasons for the USA firings. So what could the AUSA have been doing that the Bush Admin didn't want his killer caught and convicted? Drowning orphans? Investigating corrupt Republicans? Volunteering at Planned Parenthood? Signing up minorities to vote?

Worse. He was pro-gun control. Indeed, his killer was likely a gun nut, killing him for his political views. And the Bush Administration chose to protect the murderer, because they supported his political stance.

I don't know how we are going to clean this stain from the body politic.


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