Wednesday, March 21, 2007

House Ok's Subpoenas for Karl Rove and Aides

The Democratic-controlled House ok'd subpoenas for Bush advisor Karl Rove and other White House aides. The firing of several U.S. attorneys triggered this much-needed move, despite President Bush's threats against the Democrats.

Dubya warned Democrats that such a political move would be met with a "legal fight". He argues that the Rove and aides should be questioned out of oath and, perhaps, off the record. In other words, he wanted to create a stage where his advisors could do what they have continously done throughout his presidency-lie!

According to Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA):
After two months of stonewalling, shifting stories and misleading testimony, it is clear that we are still not getting the truth about the decision to fire these prosecutors and its cover-up
Hopefully, the Senate Committee on the Judiary will also issue a subpoena for Rove, as well as former White House Counsel Harriet "not-good-enough-for-wingnuts" Miers and her former deputy, William Kelley.

On Bush's lie-friendly terms, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) said:

Anyone who would take that deal isn't playing with a full deck
Alberto Gonzales has to either resign or be removed as Attorney General. The White House has recurringly shifted reasoning regarding the firing of the attorneys. Furthermore, Gonzales admitted to the illegal aquisition of personal data from Americans over the past few years. When will the lies and scandals end? I know, 2008!

In other news, Congress will vote on legislation dealing with troop withdrawal from Iraq. A House committee also made it possible for Valerie Plame, outed former CIA agent, to testify before it.

Discuss as you wish!


BlackLabelAxe said...

I just wish there were more important things on Democrat's agenda than to constantly pry and poke at the President.

Eventually they'll find plenty of shady stuff, but I thought they won the last election because we already don't like Bush anymore. So why are they beating a dead horse instead of changing the country?

BigNewsDay said...

You have a point, but I sure would like to see that asshole Rove squirming under oath. Maybe then we could press charges of perjury against his sorry, corrupt ass.

Lefty Metalhead said...

I'd like to see a more constructive Democratic agenda myself. However, I also think it is important to hold these corrupt fools accountable for their misdeeds. Otherwise, what would be the point of checks and balances?

BlackLabelAxe said...

I'm okay with that. Rove seems to be a scumbag, and he probably has too much influence.

I don't think that there's any time to waste in getting this country back on track though, and it seems like there's much bigger fish to fry right now. If they were cooking up these big fish, the news wouldn't be centered around this bullshit right now.

It seems like nobody wants to go on the record and talk about Iraq. It's just common sense that the Dems are in opposition, but not one wants to go on the voting record or offer some official soundbits for what we should do about it. Everybody hates Karl Rove, which is fine, so it's no big deal to talk all day about what an asshole he is.

It takes a principled leader to talk about the issues that politicians want to talk about the least, but mean the most to our country. I don't care who does it, Dem or Rep, I just want something done besides politics as usual.

Lefty Metalhead said...

Now I agree with that statement. I think it's too bad that we are in presidential campaign season. Otherwise, we probably would've had a stronger Iraq debate. Politics as usual does have to change. Our elected leaders need to get some balls, stop being afraid of re-election, and get us out of this mess.