Thursday, August 16, 2007

Grasping at Toads

From Rawstory. Conyers: FBI director notes prove Bush officials tried 'to goad a sick, medicated Ashcroft' to approve warrantless wiretapping.

Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said in a statement that Mueller's notes "confirm an attempt to goad a sick and heavily medicated Ashcroft to approve the warrantless surveillance program."

"Saw AG," Mueller writes in his notes for 8:10 p.m. on March 10, 2004. "Janet Ashcroft in room. AG in chair; is feeble, barely articulate, clearly stressed."

----(BTW Mueller was not in the room when "Bush officials" spoke to Ashcroft.)

Ashcroft had routine laparoscopic cholecystectomy, on March 9, 2004. It was not emergency surgery. Ashcroft's entire gallbladder course was routine including the few days before surgery (cooling off the gallbladder), the days in ICU postsurgery, and the hospital discharge 5 days after surgery. Ashcroft's gallstones led to a bout of pancreatitis, which is more often than not caused by a fatty diet and booze.

The once hated-by-the-left Asscroft has now become poor little feeble victim Ashcroft, who a day and a half after routine uncomplicated surgery should have been feeling no pain on meds and still kissing BushCo's policy - not being goaded by mean ol' Bush toadies.

Even if Ashcroft was "in no condition to decide issues" the creepy zealot never "decided" BushCo issues anyway – he's a "sign off here" man. And all aging neocons, as they deflate each evening on their beds, are feeble and barely articulate. It's stressful wearing two faces all day long.

Conyers could be reminding us that Ashcroft gave "instructions to United States Attorneys around the country to step up the number of cases in which they ask juries to impose the death penalty. … that Ashcroft had ordered them to count the mosques in areas under their jurisdiction, with the clear implication that the number of terrorism investigations undertaken by each U.S. Attorney should be proportional to the number of mosques." The wiretapping program wouldn't go against the grain of a man like Ashcroft. If he balked at all over the program it was his inflated ego thinking he could bargain for a bigger chip to play in the game - got him resignated (fired) instead.

And all it proves to be is another sorry day when this load of pointless he said/he notes is the worst accusation Democrats can come up with on BushCo.

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