Apr 6 2006
12:34 pm

Bush authorized The Penguin to authorize Scooter to leak it. Not The Penguin alone. I repeat not The Penguin alone.

Impeach??? Tell you what: While they have that grand jury together on McKinney, why not kill two birds with one stone and return a true bill on Bush.

R. Neal's picture

Damn, that sounds pretty

Damn, that sounds pretty huge. Expect Wolf to devote the whole hour and CNN to preempt the rest of tonight's progaming for more news about Cynthia McKinney.

Regardless, since Bush said he would get to the bottom of this and anybody involved would be "dealt with" does this mean he'll resign so we don't have to go through another impeachment?

bizgrrl's picture

Aarrgh! I am already in a

Aarrgh! I am already in a bad mood. This makes my head explode! Although, I guess getting McKinney is much more important right now.

R. Neal's picture

Also, does this mean he was

Also, does this mean he was responsible for spoon-feeding all that "curveball" bullshit to the NYT, too?

Justin's picture

If Cheney steps down and

If Cheney steps down and Bush is impeached/resigns that leaves Hastert in control. Gonna be interesting.

R. Neal's picture

Hey, you're not suggesting

Hey, you're not suggesting that Hastert might have some incentive to press the issue in the House, are you?

metulj's picture

Interesting theory

Hastert impeaches Bush. Cheney resigns. Hastert pulls a stint as the NeoFord then Dems get back the whole shooting match for a long 20 year or so period of damage control.


Rikki says it is all part of the strategy to get executive privilege and national security into the testimony channel and get the case dismissed. 

newswriter's picture

sadly, that's not what the court document says

.. it says that bush authorized the leaking of parts of the National Intelligence Estimate ... it was initially misreported on TV ... and bush does have the authority to authorize leaking classified material. it just makes it declassified.

redmondkr's picture

  Picture this . . . . .


Picture this . . . . . Bush keeps being Bush; Cheney keeps being Cheney; a fed-up electorate returns Democratic majorities to the House and Senate in November.  After gaining a Democratic Speaker of the House, impeachment proceedings can safely begin and America is thereby returned to a Constitutional government months before another presidential election.

It could happen if another election is not stolen this fall.

nill illigitimi carborundum

metulj's picture


BUT if you declassified documents to expose Plame, then....

If I make a phone call, that's not a crime. If I make a phone call to tell someone to commit a crime, that's a crime. In essence, authorizing the declassification was telling Libby to out her. Did they just declassify all those documents for funsies? I think not. Anyhow, the President alone does not have the authority to declassify documents without review. Check on that. It's true. 

I agree with Rikki though. It is all part of a nasty gambit to cover all their asses. Even Bobo Brooks, who has drunk so much Kool-aid he yells "ALLLLLRIGHT" everytime he goes through a door, concedes that the GOP is going to lose the House. I imagine the articles of impeachment are sitting in a printer queue somewhere waiting for someone to release the job. 

Eleanor A's picture

Unfortunately, that's a big

Unfortunately, that's a big 'if,' Redmond.

Who here wants to start a Libby death pool? I'll lay 2 to 1 odds he won't live to kiss his kids on graduation day.

metulj's picture

I am in on the Death Pool.

I am in on the Death Pool. $5 on December 11, 2007.


Where you been Eleanor A? 

cafkia's picture

I'm Shocked, Shocked I Tell You

So, what you are saying is that a guy who went awol from the TxANG rather than perform the onerous duty of protecting Houston from the aircraft of North Vietnam is a security risk?  You're saying that a barely literate, spoiled rich kid who doesn't read news papers (or apparently much of anything else except that stupid fucking goat book) doesn't value the work of our intelligence assets?  I'm to believe that a C student in charge of Mensa level workers doesn't understand what they do enough to keep their covers??

I'm shocked, shocked I tell you.

 Of course, this revelation means nothing.  Everyone who is not willfully blind or ignorant already sees this evil moron for what he is.  The rest are the kool-aid drinkers and they will never admit that their boy is anything other than the second coming of Christ.  Such is the nature of self-delusion.


It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.
  - William G. McAdoo

metulj's picture


From another wingnut who won't allow comments! Yea! Need to come up with a catchall term for this sort of blogger.

jmcnair's picture

Right-only memory?

>From another wingnut who won't allow comments! Yea! Need to come up with a catchall term for this sort of blogger.

Right-only memory?

R. Neal's picture

Right-only memory? Sounds

Right-only memory?

Sounds about right! Heh.

metulj's picture

Right-only memory

You are still a genius!

R. Neal's picture

Re: Trackback

Ouch! (It is sounding a little like Vince Foster deja vu all over again in here, though...)

Rich Hailey's picture

Commenting on the wingnut site

Actually, I do allow comments. That's why the link is there. Unfortunately, the link is broken. I'm working on repairing it, although it might take some time, given that I'm not real comfortable working under the hood of moveable type. There error message seems to say that the comment cgi file is missing. Not sure how that happened, but I'll figure it out eventually.

In the meantime, you're more than welcome to email any comments, and I'll be sure to update the post with them.

UPDATE: Comments are fixed. Somehow, not sure how, the comment file was renamed from .cgi to .cgi.out. I'm guessing it was MT Blacklist but I don't know for sure. Anyway, they're working now, so have at it.

PS: Thanks for letting me know they were broken.

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