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  •  Bingo! (5+ / 0-)

    That is the exact correct course of action -- preceeded by weeks of testimony from Kyle Sampson, Scott Jennings, every interim US Attorney ("what were you told about the prosecutorial priorities of your office?")and, with any luck, the administrators of the servers at the RNC.  If it's done right, the outrage will break the meter, and we'll be rocking and rolling.

    "...We were wrong, terribly wrong. We owe it to future generations to explain why." --Robert McNamara, In Retrospect (1995)

    by mspicata on Mon Mar 26, 2007 at 11:38:31 AM PDT

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    •  Agree completely. (2+ / 0-)
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      mmacdDE, mspicata

      Sometimes we loose sight of the endgame by looking at the fat target.  In the Libby trial, Fitzgerald used a series of witnesses, none of whom were the big bang (except in their own heads).  He laid out a pattern that the jury could follow.

      Our lust for getting Rove on the record, under oath (my desire also) may be over greedy.

      I think, as mspicata stated, that you start with the "little people" and establish the pattern so clearly that only the 30% true believers will deny the corruption.

      There are arguments which I think are strong re: Rove and Meiers -- RNC emails -- emails to Sampson -- which take them out of the privilege zone -- but I don't want to wait for the slow wheel of justice to grind.

      •  May they die of thousand little cuts...n/t (0+ / 0-)
        •  Bush Will Lose in the Public/PR Arena. (0+ / 0-)

          Even if Bush fights the subpoenas and wins because of a stacked justice apparatus (USAttorney or judge Bush-crony), he will end up looking horrible in the public eye.  He'll be seen as guilty of partisan hackery and manipulation of the justice system.  Either way, Bush loses with this scandal whether subpoenas are honored or not. (Republicans suffer as well by association)

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