Political Theater or Curtain Call?

From an article in today's LATimes:

President Bush, asked about the Senate's push for a no-confidence vote against his embattled attorney general, accused critics of engaging in "pure political theater" and said Alberto R. Gonzales "has done nothing wrong."

"I stand by Al Gonzales, and I would hope that people would be more sober in how they address these important issues."

Political Theater? More like a Curtain Call.  If the President won't fire Alberto Gonzales, then Congress must.  Sign the Impeach Gonzales petition right now:


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How Bush is like a weather vane.

Crossposted from Left Toon Lane& My Left Wing

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Hitchens: Karl Rove an Atheist

Cross posted at Democratic Courage blog.

According to ex-liberal neo-con Bush administration buddy Christopher Hitchens, Karl Rove is an atheist. Here's an excerpt from his interview with  New York magazine's Boris Kachka:

Has anyone in the Bush administration confided in you about being an atheist?
Well, I don't talk that much to them--maybe people think I do. I know something which is known to few but is not a secret. Karl Rove is not a believer, and he doesn't shout it from the rooftops, but when asked, he answers quite honestly. I think the way he puts it is, "I'm not fortunate enough to be a person of faith."

What must Bush make of that?
I think it's false to say that the president acts as if he believes he has God's instructions. Compared to Jimmy Carter, he's nowhere. He's a Methodist, having joined his wife's church in the end. He also claims that Jesus got him off the demon drink. He doesn't believe it. His wife said, "If you don't stop, I'm leaving and I'm taking the kids." You can say that you got help from Jesus if you want, but that's just a polite way of putting it in Texas.

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Today's Talking Points

Crossposted from Town Called Dobson& My Left Wing

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The Bottom Line is the Bottom Line

The bottom line is the bottom line

As the Bush administration continues escalating the war in Iraq, more and more Americans are questioning the ethics of the involvement asking, "What are we fighting for?" Unfortunately, in our blissful ignorance, we moral idealists have forgotten our history and often choose to deny uncomfortable truths.  

In a so-called `industrial nation,' the political and economic agendas are dictated by the prevailing industries.  This, in itself, is not necessarily a tragedy.  That which we euphemistically refer to as the, `American Way of Life,' is dearly indebted to technology and industry.  It is, however, the responsibility of the elected government to insure that the influence of big business does not supercede the will of the people.  The past fifty years have given rise to a disturbing trend in American parliamentary procedure.  America has gone from a one man, one vote democracy to a one dollar, one vote oligarchy.

It is a foregone conclusion that the current Executive Branch of the United States Government has never represented the will of the people despite a skillful propaganda campaign touting family values and Christian ideology.  George Bush along with all of his capos represent the will of big business; specifically, Exxon Mobil, Halliburton, British Petroleum, Dutch Shell and General Dynamics, not to mention, the key players in the pharmaceutical industry.

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