Wednesday, November 9, 2005

39...Miers...38...Libby...37...Secret Prisons...

Not to overshadow the great victories for Democrats in Pocatello, the entire state, and even throughout the country...I just wanted to mention this developing story about supposed CIA "secret prisons" for terrorists. The Bush administration, with approval ratings around 37%, can't possibly afford another blow right now. (Ironically, I believe that's what they said about the Nixon administration right before the Watergate break-in.)

If the CIA does in fact have these secret prisons the Bush administration is going to have to take the heat instead of pointing fingers elsewhere. The executive branch can't point its finger at executive agencies (ex. the CIA, FEMA, etc.) without taking a bit of the blame.

Neo-conservatives and the evangelical right wouldn't stand for Ms. Miers, neo-cons and the Republican leadership under direction from Denny Hastert won't stand for secret prisons, what's next? It's time to start listening to the base, Mr. Bush. Your village called, their idiot is missing.

6 comments:

Nick Speth said...

It really does seem like the once-mighy Bush administration is cracking up, doesn't it? Don't really know what to say.

Tara A. Rowe said...

The Bush administration has fallen prey to one of the biggest culprits of 2nd term presidencies: denial. If the administration doesn't start owning up to its mistakes we're going to be seeing a lot more similarities to the Nixon administration in its final days.

Nick Speth said...

Come on, Tara, to a Democrat every Republican administration starts to look like the Nixon administration at some point. Still, as you know I've become less and less trusting of the administration. I'm still in "wait and see" mode.

Tara A. Rowe said...

Not true. To this Democrat not many administrations have looked anything like the Nixon administration. The Bush administration just seems to be at the point (similar to the point right before Watergate) that the Nixon administration was at after 2 failed Supreme Court nominees, the resignation and indictment of Agnew, and the whole Archibald Cox ordeal. I'm not getting on a Nixon-bandwagon, I am very careful not to ever do that, but I am certainly saying there are some similarities.

matt kopydlowski said...

Hey Tara, i was checking out pollingreport.com and i found a bunch of polls on bush's current approval rating... hit this link and compare fox's polls against all the other polls. fox is so biased with the poll it isn't even funny. Fox news makes Bush a modern day Mussolini.

http://www.pollingreport.com/BushJob.htm

matt kopydlowski said...

at least mussolini made the trains run on time