And so the great Progressive Inquisition of 2007 continues as the Senate Judiciary Committee, led by Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid, now calls for a perjury investigation against Alberto Gonzalez. "I'm convinced that he's not telling the truth," said Reid, ignoring the fact that this is an ongoing investigation and that Gonzalez has not been charged with anything; ignoring the pesky notion of innocent until proven guilty. As we saw in my last post, if you're on the Left then evidence is a mere formality.
The Dems have been unable to find any wrongdoing in Gonzalez's firing of US Attorneys, so they now turn to their weapon of choice...perjury. Just ask Scooter Libby. Their Inquisition has become one wide cast perjury trap and they are issuing subpeonas to just about everyone in the Bush administration and the White House staff. The President's personal chef had better look out, no one seems to be safe from this Salem-esque frenzy. Now they want to haul Gonzalez before the Inquisitors once again to give him one last chance to swear allegiance to the Party...or else! After what Gonzalez has been through, it has become clear that they won't stop until he is burning at the stake and his blood is pure.
I wonder how long it would take Harry Reid to cry racism or xenophobia if this were a Republican investigation into a Liberal Attorney General? But I digress.
Karl Rove is the latest to be called before the Inquisition, and I'm sure Bush will defy the subpeona. I can hardly blame him. Any attorney worth his weight can lure a witness into perjury if they ask the right questions, and since most of these Inquisitors are attorneys, well, you do the math. If I were Bush, no one on my staff would go before the Inquisition. Of course, this also pleases the Dems, as it allows them to use the "he has something to hide" accusation. And so the Inquisition continues.
As it seems, the only thing Gonzalez did wrong was NOT firing Johnny Sutton. But this witch hunt will continue, Congressional Inquisition number...(well, I've lost count, but it's somewhere in the 300s). First Libby, then Gonzalez, who's next? I'm sure if they were aware, even your humble blogger would be at risk. Maybe it's time to go underground!
Meanwhile, Social Security is still unfixed, Al Qaeda is strengthening, Compean & Ramos remain behind bars, American citizens are being sued because they point out suspicious behavior on airplanes, Iran gets closer to nukes and Chavez is squeezing an iron fist around his people even tighter. But take heart my loyal readers. This isn't a completely do-nothing Congress. They did, after all, succeed in voting themselves another pay raise.