Watergate-esque

· Edgewise, Paleoblogs, Republicans

You could make the case that Plamegate isn’t and won’t be Watergate, in that all the focus has been on the possibility that some of the President’s key people may go down, but you don’t really hear much speculation that the President himself could be dragged in.
But then there’s this: when Nixon left office, it’s pretty safe to say that he was running his White House. You don’t have to be partisan to posit that the same might not be quite as true for President Bush.
And then, what if Bush stays on, as we all expect he will, but the people who’ve been running the White House for him go home? Or at least, go elsewhere…?
Does that make it Watergate? Well, still, not exactly. I mean, it’s not the same thing as the President stepping down.
But it does make it Watergate-esque.
Speaking of which: could this have anything to do with why we haven’t seen much of the Vice President of late?

No guarantee Rove won’t be indicted

· Edgewise, Paleoblogs, Republicans

And when the frogs, come marching out…. Think Progress :: BREAKING: Karl Rove to Give Additional Testimony … oh Lord I want Karl to be in that number, when the frogs go marching out.
Though I’d easily let go of my Karl-wish to see him roll over on the boss.
Update: I had titled this “Rove requests a do-over” but this Kos article suggests that the offer to testify further was made back in July and that it’s Fitzgerald who took him up on the offer just now (while explicitly not offering him any immunity for further testimony).

I admit it

· Republicans

It amuses me that conservatives are just now beginning to notice how totally they’ve been played by Dear Leader.
In fact, this thread a RedState is totally making my day. A few choice excerpts:

We’re disgusted By: SpectatorGirl
Bush lied to us. Let Kos cheer.
The post below should not get lost, that her name was on a list of acceptables supplied by the Democrats.
Bush is a gutless, abortionist liar. I spit on him. Seriously.

and this

Bush did lie to us, and now that I know he is capable of such blatant lying, I am distraught.
Now we have to seriously wonder if the Democrats were right all along. Did we go to war for oil? Was it payback for daddy?

and and this

Will never give another dollar to Republicans By: captain
we have 55 republican senators.
could have picked a real conservative.
instead, he picks a 60-year-old woman who’s never been married and has never had kids. are we really to believe that she’ll vote to overturn roe?
are we to believe that this woman hasn’t had sex outside of marriage over the past several decades? and if she has, hasn’t she been counting on the right to abortion just as other career-oriented women do?
bush has betrayed us. i will never again contribute to the republican party.

What took so long

· Katrina, Republicans

Can anyone verify the following assertions (from a mailing list I’m on)?

Halliburton hired for storm cleanup 01 Sep 2005:
The Navy has hired Houston-based Halliburton Co. & Roof Installation Newton repair roofs, restore electric power and remove debris at three naval facilities in Mississippi damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Halliburton subsidiary KBR will also perform damage assessments at other naval installations in New Orleans as soon as it is safe to do so.
Halliburton gets contract to repair damage from Hurricane Katrina (HalliburtonWatch.org) 01 Sep 2005:
The US Navy asked Halliburton to repair naval facilities damaged by Hurricane Katrina, the Houston Chronicle reported today. The work was assigned to Halliburton’s KBR subsidiary under the Navy’s $500 million CONCAP contract awarded to KBR in 2001 and renewed in 2004. The repairs will take place in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Blackwater USA Joins Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort:
On September 1, 2005, Blackwater USA joined the ongoing relief effort in the Gulf Region devastated by Hurricane Katrina by dispatching a SA-330J Puma helicopter to help assist in evacuating citizens from flooded areas…. The following services are available: Airlift Services, Security Services, Communication Support, Crowd Control, Humanitarian Support, Services Logistics, and Transportation Services.

Have these people NO SHAME?
Peter
BTW, Mike ***** reports that Homeland Security FORBADE the Red Cross to enter New Orleans.