It's a banner day for the Bush administration, folks.
First, the Scooter Libby verdict was just announced, and it looks like he's been convicted on four of the five charges -- obstruction of justice, lying to the FBI, and two counts of perjury under oath. He's now staring down a possible sentence of 25 years in prison and up to $1 million dollars in fines. The money can't scare Cheney's right-hand hatchet, but I bet the prospect of being in jail until he's 81 isn't exactly sitting well with him. If Oz taught us anything, it's that "Scooter" is not a nickname you want in the pen.
Second, the congressional inquiries into the Walter Reed disaster are widening, with public outrage over the initial reports spreading into a wider review of veterans' care throughout America. As Krugman noted, this is fast shaping up to be a political disaster along the lines of Hurricane Katrina, yet another reminder that this administration can't do a single fucking thing right.
And third, as if that's not enough, the probe into the political firings of all those U.S. Attorneys is just getting underway as well. This one not only reminds Americans about all the corruption and scandal around the G.O.P. -- since many of these folks were fired for investigating Republican crooks or for not moving fast enough on Democratic investigations for the G.O.P.'s taste -- but also the way in which the Decider thinks he's above the law. Personally, I think this one's going to be big, unless it gets overwhelmed by the first two.
I really don't know where to focus today. It's like I'm fifteen and woke up on Christmas morning to find a four-by-four ATV, a Playboy bunny, and Walter Payton underneath the Christmas tree. I can't decide which one to play with first.