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? 😆 😆