Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Another Phony Scandal

Here we go yet again. The Media and the Democrats are going crazy again claiming that the Bush Administration is trying to cover up a scandal involving the firing of eight United States attorneys. This happened two years ago at the beginning of President Bush's second term as our President. Some of the attorneys are now crying foul, and the Dem's and the media are all too happy to give them a voice. The media is also bringing up the fact that Harriet Miers, who was the White House council at the time, recommended that Bush fire all 93 U.S. attorneys to start the second term fresh. The media is claiming that this was somehow a huge deal, and that the eight that were fired had "political implications."

Let's stop here and take a breath and look at some facts, again. The media didn't bother to tell us that one of the jobs of the President is to appoint the attorneys, and the attorneys serve "at the pleasure" of the President. If Bush wants to hire and fire the attorneys he can. Of course the appointments are "political" because they serve the President.

Now we are supposed to believe that doing something political in Washington D.C. is a scandal? It is part of the job of the people we elect to be political and do the things we sent them to do in the first place.

Another fact of this that the media completely ignored is that when Bill Clinton was president he fired ALL 93 attorneys. When he did this the media didn't seem bothered by it at all. Clinton was the first President ever to fire all 93 at the same time. Here is a dirty little secret that the media also never told us. The only attorney Clinton actually wanted to get rid of was the one from Little Rock Arkansas. That attorney was in charge of the Whitewater investigation and Clinton wanted to put someone of his choosing in there to end the investigation. Clinton knew that he might be called to question if he only fired that one attorney so he decided to fire them all and claim he just wanted a "fresh start" for his term in office.

Which situation is the actual scandal, and if this was such a huge deal why didn't anyone question Bush's decision two years ago when it happened? The Dem's and the media are desperate to create a scandal of some sort because their goal is to bring down our President before his term in office is over. The visceral hatred of this administration is astounding.

We have come to expect this kind of activity from the other side, but I am getting tired of the Republicans total lack of "back bone" when these false accusations are thrown at them. Attorney General Gonzales has said that "mistakes were made" in this situation. What mistakes? Even the media that has been writing and talking about this have all begrudgingly admitted that "no laws were broken," and "nothing illegal took place." Why then are we apologizing and making it look like we might have done something wrong? Someone from this administration needs to stand up and set the record straight. We need LEADERS!

Part of the problem started when Bush tried his "new tone" when he began his Presidency. He has consistently tried to get along with Democrats, but they don't play that way. It frustrates me that Bush hasn't learned by now that you can not get along with Democrats, and it seems that the rest of the Republican party is distancing themselves from Bush because of the upcoming '08 elections.

The Democrat's, with the help of the main stream media, are able to bring any type of charge against this administration, and it seems that no one has the "stones" to fight back.