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  •  Republican Congressmen Throwing Him Under the Bus (3+ / 0-)

    Specter won't do so publicly, but behind closed doors will push him off the sidewalk.

    The Canary in the Coalmine is available for purchase at patriotictruthteller.net

    by Jesselyn Radack on Fri Apr 20, 2007 at 05:21:09 AM PDT

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    •  Not push, ask to jump (2+ / 0-)
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      Specter won't do so publicly, but behind closed doors will push him off the sidewalk.

      Well from what he said in public at the end of the hearing it sounded like he was encouraging Abu G to just do away with himself to eliminate the need for the Republicans to force Bush to make that painful (for him) decision.

      •  I Agree (2+ / 0-)
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        Fred in Vermont, Ellicatt

        The Canary in the Coalmine is available for purchase at patriotictruthteller.net

        by Jesselyn Radack on Fri Apr 20, 2007 at 05:26:36 AM PDT

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      •  Gonzales doesn't take orders from Specter (1+ / 0-)
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        Fred in Vermont

        or any other Senator. He will only resign at the bidding of the White House.

        The Republicans in Congress have little leverage to force Bush to do anything. No party in Congress (at least in my lifetime) has tied its fortunes more closely to the policies of its President.

        If Bush hunkers down (as he's shown every indication of doing), what can they do? They can join the Democrats in Congress in investigating and impeaching, but it's not a pleasant prospect going into a national election.

        •  Almost sorry for Republicans (1+ / 0-)
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          The Republicans in Congress have little leverage to force Bush to do anything. No party in Congress (at least in my lifetime) has tied its fortunes more closely to the policies of its President.

          They are really in a jam.  There is no reason why Bush or Abu G should listen to them.  If the Democrats have a big killing in '08 they can just retire, write their memories in think tanks and insist that they were right and the Democrats were wrong.

          I suppose all the Republican who lose seats in congress '08 can do the same, but there will not be much demand for their self serving whimpering.

          I can almost, but not quite, feel sorry for them.

          One commentator said that watching Abu G. in the hearing yesterday was like watching a baby seal clubbed to death.  I can understand that view, but somehow I could not let his weakness provoke sympathy.  I was rather enraged at the chutzpa  of the Republicans of letting such a putz run the whole US Justice Department.

      •  The Repubs are running a play. The game... (1+ / 0-)
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        score is the White House's responsibility.

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