With Monica Goodling flapping her lips all over Capitol Hill, and Sara Taylor not zipping up her piehole in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee (despite a magical letter from White House counsel Fred Fielding that
excused her from gym for the rest of the school year asserted executive privilege), it isn’t surprising that Chimpy has said, “The hell with Laura and Barney, from now on, Harriet Miers is……..”
Original DVD cover.
Yep, when push comes to shove, always go with the old stand-bys. Those young hangers-on have nothing on
old love-struck morons of the Texas Chimpy Mafia long-standing confidantes. Harriet Miers knows how to keep secrets. She doesn’t show up!!
From the Chicago Sun-Times:
A House panel cleared the way Thursday for contempt proceedings against former White House counsel Harriet Miers after she obeyed President Bush and skipped a hearing on the firings of federal prosecutors.
Addressing the empty chair where Miers had been subpoenaed to testify, Rep. Linda Sanchez ruled out of order Bush’s executive privilege claim that his former advisers are immune from being summoned before Congress.
Executive privilege? I am thinking that poor delusional Harriet is making believe that she is exercising her right not to testify against her husband! Oh, wait. Was that Harriet or Condi? Nevermind, here’s more from the article:
House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., said the committee must take action on Miers’ non-compliance to preserve the panel’s authority.
“Are congressional subpoenas to be honored or are they optional?” Conyers asked rhetorically. ”Apparently we have to run this out” to set a precedent, he added.
Here are a few chuckles from Time:
“Ms. Miers’ refusal to comply with the subpoena and appear at this hearing, and to answer questions and provide relevant documents regarding these concerns, cannot be properly justified on executive privilege or related immunity ground,” (Rep. Linda) Sanchez said of her ruling, which was upheld along party lines. Such a decision is the first step towards bringing potential contempt charges against Miers, which would eventually have to be voted on by the full committee followed by the entire House — and then actually prosecuted by, who else, the Justice Department. No timeline has yet been set as to when — or if — such a step will be taken, and if it was, a long legal battle would almost certainly ensue. Those found guilty of contempt of Congress are subject to up to a year in prison.
Can you say irony? Harriet Miers prosecuted by the Justice Department? Alberto Gonzales’s Just-Us Department? 😆 😆 Hold on a sec, I have to look outside and see if I can see any pigs flying. A year in jail? 😆 😆 You mean, like Scooter Libby? 😆 😆
6 responses to “Don’t Get Harried, Chimpy, Get Harriet!”
The problem, actually one of several, with marginal management is that in order for the manager to feel superior, the help must be rather low quality. Bush now finds himself in the position of needing to rely on these “hard workin’ folks”, to cover his sorry butt. IMO, it couldn’t happen to a nicer Decider.
the administration of low expectations. chimpy will protect harriet like crazy. she knows where all the bodies are buried back in texas (maybe because she was one of those wielding the shovel!).
The expressions on the faces of Bush and Miers are priceless, especially in this context!
“Executive privilege? I am thinking that poor delusional Harriet is making believe that she is exercising her right not to testify against her husband!” 😀
“IMO, it couldn’t happen to a nicer Decider.” 😀
PS My new one just went live over at Kos. Real stoner stuff. (But, I wouldn’t know about that personally, of course!)
there is a wealth of pics of chimpy with all kinds of expressions on his face, especially stupid ones! it’s a treasure chest!
George and Harriett have a very long relationship, they will do anything to protect each other. I’m sure Rove and Miers took turns with the shovel.
I think the only reason he nominated her for SCOTUS was to protect her from investigations. It won’t have worked but then Bush would have to have half a brain to know that.
BTW:Are there any picture of Bush without a stupid expression?
don’t forget al fredo. while rove and miers took turns with the shovel, al fredo was acting as lookout.
as a matter of fact, there are a few pics of chimpy where he doesn’t have a stupid expression. they were all taken from the back and don’t show his face. somehow, though, the stoopid still shows through.