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  •  Daddy? (none)
    The question that bugs me is - why did the Republicans appoint a tough prosecutor to a case which could seriously damage them? I don't know, but in cynical parliamentary systems like my country, there's always a motto that goes something like 'never appoint an inquiry unless you already know the result'. An Australian government would more than likely get some patsy to conduct a limp-wristed judicial review to come up with a total non-conclusion, in a case like this.

    It leads me to wonder what the role of Bush Sr. is in all of this. The CIA are, of course, 'his people'. Could the appointment of Fitzgerald be in any way linked to his influence? Has he cracked the shits once and for all with the neocons?

    I have a delay pedal and I'm not afraid to use it.

    by droneboy on Thu Oct 20, 2005 at 10:51:12 PM PDT

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    •  Excellent question (none)
      I keep trying to understand why the Republicans have been able to destroy all other effective opposition, yet let this prosecutor get appointed, and then allowed him to work unimpeded. Maybe it's just because even Karl Rove can't "ruin the career" of a prosecutor with out getting, um, prosecuted.

      With respect to his initial appointment, supposedly Justice Department personnel persuaded Ashcroft to recuse himself and appoint someone else.

      But that is so out of character for this administration, I don't know what to think.

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