Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Solution to Outrage Fatigue

Hey, kids! I know these past six years have probably dried you all out, but if you have any outrage left in your tanks, head on over to TPM Muckraker to soak in the latest news. Personally, I thought I'd run dry, but this story struck a strategic outrage reserve buried deep inside me.

Apparently, the Bush Administration has been stealthily firing U.S. Attorneys in the middle of their terms, under an obscure clause in the latest version of the Patriot Act. So far, it seems they've fired seven in all, but there might be more. And in a stunning coincidence, a lot of the ones fired were the very ones busy investigating Republican corruption! Wow, what are the odds?

Update: Tim F. at Balloon Juice has the best zinger so far: "I only hope that the estate of Richard Nixon is getting royalties."

1 comment:

Smitty said...

This is so outrageous that it borders on funny; almost a parody of itself.

The best part is where we learn that one of the Atty's replacements is a guy who has done nothing but opposition research against the Dems. His whole career has been opp research on Dems.

That's the kind of balanced thought we need in the U.S. Attorney's office. Justice is blind indeed, you motherfuckers.

Speaking of how...opaque...this Administration is, I heard a neat little piece on NPR this morning that prompted me to blog about it. Apparently, the move to put the George W. Bush Presidential Library at Southern Methodist U in Dallas....ain't going so smoothly.