Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Bush Administration Channels Rose Mary Woods

Talk about deja vu. From Firedoglake:
President "What, Me Lie?" just took a credibility hit this morning. Via Josh (with a huge H/T to Muck commenter Donp who spotted the gap at 2:19 am!):
I think a commenter in our document dump research thread may have been the first to notice that the emails released by the Justice Department seem to have a gap between November 15th and December 4th of last year….

The firing calls went out on December 7th. But the original plan was to start placing the calls on November 15th. So those eighteen days are pretty key ones. (emphasis mine)
What are you trying to hide, President Bush?
The House panel showed some smarts today and approved subpoenas for Rove and other top White House officials that Bush plans to fight. I say "bring him on." It's time for some public accountability.

Update: Editor & Publisher has a story about this too: Paging Rose Mary Woods: '18-Day Gap' in Release of Latest Emails in 'AttorneyGate'
Asked about the gap today, Tony Snow, White House spokesman said, "I've been led to believe that there's a good response for it, and I'm going to let you ask them (DOJ) because they're going to have an answer."
Yep, but first they have to invent something that sounds plausible.


Anonymous said...

Subpoena's away! Bush can fight, but if the Dems gird their loins it's going to result in contempt of Congress charges against the administration. The problem then comes if the DoJ refuses to pursue the charges.

Kathy said...

If I were one of the decent GOP politicians in Washington, I would be furious about this. Bush is hurting their chances of getting reelected with every move he makes. Voters won't feel they can trust anyone affliated with the Republican Party.

Anonymous said...

Voters won't feel they can trust anyone affliated with the Republican Party.

You are so right! But this isn't really a problem is it? ;-)