This picture is worth a thousand words.  Well, 1,714 of them to be exact:

Let's get this straight.  A member of CONGRESS....scratch that.  SEVERAL members of CONGRESS want to see the President and they won't even be let past the fucking gates?

A petition signed by almost 1 in every 500 Americans and the President doesn't even have the decency to let the Congressman delivering it past the front gates?

And let's not forget Scotty's "press briefing" today:


Scott, on another topic, has the President or anyone else from the administration responded to the letter sent last month by Congressman John Conyers and signed by dozens of members of the House of Representatives, regarding the Downing Street memo? Has the President or anyone else responded?

MR. McCLELLAN: Not that I'm aware of.

Q Why not?

MR. McCLELLAN: Why not? Because I think that this is an individual who voted against the war in the first place and is simply trying to rehash old debates that have already been addressed. And our focus is not on the past. It's on the future and working to make sure we succeed in Iraq.

These matters have been addressed, Elaine. I think you know that very well. The press --

Q Scott, 88 members of Congress signed that letter.

MR. McCLELLAN: The press -- the press have covered it, as well.

Q What do you say about them?

Q But, Scott, don't they deserve the courtesy of a response back?

MR. McCLELLAN: Again, this has been addressed. Go ahead.

Yeah, "go ahead, JEFF".  Go the fuck ahead Scotty and ignore the fact that 105 members of Congress to be exact want to ask your boy some tough questions.  Go ahead Scotty and ignore the fact that in a small, dingy room on Capitol Hill today, people dared to use the word "liar."  Go ahead, move on to the next question...we have millions more and we won't stop asking them.

Common decency.  In typical BushCo fashion, this administration thinks that if they'll ignore it, it'll go away.  If we ignore the insurgency, it'll die down.  If we ignore the reports of Gitmo abuse, people won't think there's a problem.  If we ignore the fact that the poll numbers are sinking, no one will notice.  So they won't answer to 105 Representatives of the people, who, by the way, represent MILLIONS of Americans.  

This is what it's come to.  This is the yet another lowlight in Bush's presidency.  Like a spoiled five-year old, he's giving Congress (and by extension, millions of Americans), the silent treatment.

So remember this picture.  Remember the day the President of the United States refused to let members of Congress pass those gates.  Not because they pose a "security threat"; not because they were violent, but because our President is a big, spoiled, whining baby who thinks if he doesn't look under the bed, the big bad monster will go away.

Well, we're not going away.  Conyers would have stood there all night, I would say.  The truth is ugly. And scary.  And it's there, whether Georgie wants to see it or not.

And there aren't gates strong enough or enough "go ahead, jeff"s to deter our resolve in this matter.

Originally posted to Georgia Logothetis on Thu Jun 16, 2005 at 07:20 PM PDT.


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