Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Ripped by Field and Stream

Worse than Watergate

Carl Bernstein:
"Senate Hearings on Bush, Now In this VF.com exclusive, a Watergate veteran and Vanity Fair contributor calls for bipartisan hearings investigating the Bush presidency. Should Republicans on the Hill take the high road and save themselves come November?

By CARL BERNSTEIN

Worse than Watergate? High crimes and misdemeanors justifying the impeachment of George W. Bush, as increasing numbers of Democrats in Washington hope, and, sotto voce, increasing numbers of Republicans—including some of the president's top lieutenants—now fear? Leaders of both parties are acutely aware of the vehemence of anti-Bush sentiment in the country, expressed especially in the increasing number of Americans—nearing fifty percent in some polls—who say they would favor impeachment if the president were proved to have deliberately lied to justify going to war in Iraq."
Sound familiar? Something to do with liquid and a gate? Hmmm. But its worse than that.

A Small-Time Crime With Hints of Big-Time Connections Lights Up the Net:
"The Internet is a great breeding ground for political conspiracies, and there is a new one lighting up computer monitors across the country. Bloggers are fascinated by what they see as eerie parallels between Watergate and a phone-jamming scandal in New Hampshire. It has low-level Republican operatives involved in dirty campaign tricks. It has checks from donors with murky backgrounds. It has telephone calls to the White House. What is unclear is whether it is the work of a few rogue actors, or something larger.

In 2002, there was a hard-fought Senate race between Gov. Jeanne Shaheen, the Democrat, and John Sununu, the Republican. On Election Day, Democratic workers arrived at five get-out-the-vote offices to find their phone lines jammed. It turned out that the jamming was being done by an Idaho telemarketing firm that was being paid by a Virginia consulting group. The fee for the jamming, reportedly $15,600, was paid by New Hampshire Republicans."
Damn! The 2nd article from Field and Stream slamming the Bush Admin. FIELD & STREAM! What's next, an anti-Bush screed from Tiger Beat and Poodle Weekly. Does anyone besides the religious wackos in this country still support this putz?

Notice Gail Norton. Patterson and I discussed her last Friday.

Field & Stream - You Call This a Wetland?:
"The Bush Administration announced last week that the nation is no longer losing wetlands--as long as you consider golf course water hazards to be wetlands.

Really.

Thursday (March 30), Interior Secretary Gale Norton called a press conference to claim our long nightmare of wetlands loss had finally come to an end due to unprecedented gains since 1997 (click hear to read the report she cites). However, she then admitted much of that gain has been in artificially created ponds, such as golf course water hazards and farm impoundments."
How about for Al Gore's V.P.

Murtha For President: Send to a Friend:
"Congressman John P. Murtha looks like a kindly grandfather in his blue suit, white shirt and striped tie, but he breathes fire. He is angry and decent, and when people hear him speak (which he is doing on behalf of scores of candidates all over the country) they shout 'Murtha for President!' and the room erupts with cheers. You can feel the beginning of a grassroots campaign following him everywhere he goes.

He's the candidate Americans say they crave and this country needs: honest, direct, agenda free. He's not a bionic pol created by consultants and focus groups. He has a soul. With Jack Murtha, you get no bullshit, no lying, no spinning, no broken promises, no out-of-control ego. Americans want a guy who's got nothing to hide, who will fight fair for what he thinks is right, who doesn't know how to be anything but straight, and admit error when he's wrong. That's Jack Murtha --- at 73, he knows his own mind and isn't afraid of anybody. (And that's why the Republicans are so afraid of him.)"

1 comment:

Altoid said...

I do agree that a tale-tale sign that Bush is in trouble is when Field & Stream is attacking him, but impeachment is the worst road we could go down. That is one of the major fears I have if teh Democrats take one branch of government. If we move for impeachment it will be viewed as partisan (as Bill Clinton's proceedings were) and we will rally support for a President that couldn't buy any otherwise.