Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Friday, March 09, 2007
Finger In A Dike
The administration is in hot water over the firing of U.S. prosecutors. The pressure has been building day after day. It appears to have resulted in this:
The Post and NYT front news that Gonzales told senators the administration would no longer oppose a change in the rule that allows the attorney general to appoint interim U.S. attorneys without congressional oversight. Gonzales also said he would allow the Senate judiciary committee to question five senior Justice Department officials as part of the investigations into the recent firings of eight U.S. attorneys. Everyone sees this change in attitude as a sign of just how much the administration has been hurt by allegations that the firings were politically motivated.
Trust me on this. Anytime the administration becomes cooperative on an issue it's because they have something to hide. It has nothing to do with democracy, justice, or doing the right thing but rather with saving their asses. I suspect that there is much more to discover in the entire embroglio and that there's something they're hiding. By making this concession, they'll hope this whole thing will go away.

Will it?

Update: As I read more about this whole affair, it smells like Karl Rove and there is much, much more to the story (click the above links for enlightenment).