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Your Friday Political corruption post..

Lets start today with one of the clown prince’s of political corruption..Abu Gonzales! Yes Abu has been given award (h/t to Fran) by, of all groups…wait for it..

A magazine published by the American Bar Association names Gonzo: Lawyer of the Year

Now, I almost gagged to death on my freshly made, Splenda instead of real sugar, Peanut Butter cookie when I read the title of the article. I mean, I thought as I was choking my ass off. But a closer look into the article shows that like Time magazine’s award it doesn’t mean its a good thing. It means he got the most press of any lawyer in the entire world. Ain’t that the truth my dear reader? Can’t argue with that logic can we? From the RawStory writeup:

“Think about Time magazine’s Person of the Year,” Adams said in an interview. “In years past they’ve named people like Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin. So we’re not suggesting by these awards that these are the best lawyers in any sense of the word. We are saying they are the most newsworthy — and perhaps also the best.”

Ok, I don’t mind Abu being linked to Hitler or Stalin on second you?

Next on the hit-list we have..drum roll please..The Justice department! Yes, those wonderful Bushies still in the Justice department have told the CIA folks to sit down and shut the fuck up with regards to the House Intel committee probe into the torture tapes. The Justice Department instructed key CIA officials not to cooperate. Wotta load of hooey! How in the blue hell can you call yourselves the Justice department and work against justice? In a joint statement the head Dem and Repub of the committee issued this zinger:

“Just two days ago, CIA Director Michael Hayden appeared before our Committee to address the CIA’s destruction of videotapes. In that hearing, he committed to providing materials relevant to our investigation. Earlier today, our staff was notified that the Department of Justice has advised CIA not cooperate with our investigation.

“We are stunned that the Justice Department would move to block our investigation. Parallel investigations occur all of the time, and there is no basis upon which the Attorney General can stand in the way of our work.

“We strongly urge General Hayden to comply with our Committee’s bipartisan request to produce documents and to make available John Rizzo and Jose Rodriguez for testimony next week. We will use all the tools available to Congress, including subpoenas, to obtain this information and this testimony.

“It’s clear that there’s more to this story than we have been told, and it is unfortunate that we are being prevented from learning the facts. The Executive Branch can’t be trusted to oversee itself. Congress must conduct its own investigation.”

You can strongly urge all you want gents..they won’t kiss and tell as long as Bush is in office. Sickening no? Read and weep over this tidbit from the TPMmuckraker writeup:

A big part of the story here is how angry the news of the tape destruction has made Hoekstra. Usually the administration can count Hoekstra as an ally. But in a recent interview with TPMm homie Eli Lake of the New York Sun, Hoekstra came this close to straight-up calling Hayden a liar. Michael Mukasey, fresh from pissing off the Senate Judiciary Committee, just threw gasoline on Hoekstra’s fire. This might just become a genuinely bipartisan outrage.

I am going to have another cookie..this justice..or anti-justice shit is making me ill..

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