"If you've done nothing wrong, you've got nothing to hide, so you don't need to worry about anyone poking around in your bidness."
Bush claims executive privilege to protect his own "bidness" which is under legitimate legal, with cause, scrutiny.
Glenn Greenwald explains it much more eloquently than I can in his Salon article, "The president's oh-so-noble reliance on "executive privilege"
You can also go to the White House Web site and read transcripts of all press conferences, briefings, and gaggles. I find reading it better in many ways.
Point 2. This sort of thing is exactly why I am acting like a Patriot these days:
From the War Room by Tim Grieve
Bush: Gonzales has my support
George W. Bush has just spoken on the prosecutor purge. Short version: He's "confident" that Alberto Gonzales acted "appropriately," even if Congress received "incomplete and at times confusing" information about the firing of U.S. attorneys.
When a reporter noted that Gonzales doesn't have much support left on Capitol Hill, Bush said: "Yeah? He's got support from me."
Disregarding the commanders on the ground: That would be wrong, right?
George W. Bush blasted back at House Democrats today by saying that the Iraq war withdrawal plan they passed today amounted to "an act of political theater" in which they "voted to substitute their judgment for that of our military commanders on the ground in Iraq." It was a nice line and all, but perhaps it wouldn't be a bad idea if the reporters who go about quoting it tonight mention that the president had to oust his own "military commanders on the ground in Iraq" in order to find some who agreed with his plan to send more troops there.
What happened to his grand plan to get along with Democrats?
Et tu Brute?
Point 3. I'm thinking that while the NY Times has long been the Big Dog, every man's hip paper no matter that he lived in Idaho [cue theme from Chariots of Fire] it's losing its place...perhaps it got too caught up, looked over its shoulder one too many times, I don't know. It's not like a dark horse or anything, but lately The Washington Post seems to be leading the pack. I haven't decided whether I think this is a good thing. However, I'm not too thrilled with the Times just now, especially after I learned about this.
Maybe I'm just too frequently too disgusted with journalism.
And on the lighter side...
Point 4. This is almost unbearably hilarious, probably because I can so identify with it, on both sides. LOL
Bonus: Just to show how very perverted my sense of humor is, I could NOT stop laughing when I saw this commercial on TV:
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