Friday, January 07, 2005

Confirmation, negation, deflation

The questioning of the "Honorable" Judge Alberto Gonzales for Attorney General of the United States of America is presently going on in the Senate Hart Building, room 216 in Washington, D.C. Senator Arlen Spector is presiding.

The confirmation of this man, Alberto Gonzales, will mark the offical turning point in the history of the United States as a law-abiding nation, and it will be a red letter day for America, the Justice Department and Hispanic-Americans everywhere.

Gonzales believes in torture. He thinks it's legal. He thinks the Geneva Convention accords on the treatment of prisoners of war are "quaint." He thinks that the President of the United States' actions, George Bush's in particular, are not subject to Congressional review, and while he is retreating on this next point ever so slightly, he thinks that the President can rule and act on the constitutionality of law before the Supreme Court, i.e., second guess the Supremes.

He's on the take. (pdf format)Bluntly put, he receieved bribes, in the form of political "donations," prior to ruling on Enron and Halliburton affairs.

At this moment, Gonzales is hemming and hawing -- aw, strike that -- he's simply refusing to answer as to his real position on issues of law. The guy's a jerk, and I wouldn't vote for him for book club secretary, much less as the highest law enforcement officer of the land.

Some Republicans are seeming to get twitchy about his nomination, Spector leading the pack, but given this whole crowd's complete gutlessness in the face of the wrath of our frat party President, it looks like the Mex will disgrace our country with more hair-splitting legal mumbo jumbo for four more years.

God help us.

This just in:

The Electoral College results are in and, guess what? George Bush is confirmed as President of the United States.
Senator Barbara Boxer of California (bless her heart) objected to the Ohio results which gave a couple hours pause to the proceedings and caused House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas to spout that the effort to delay Bush's victory was shameful and showed that the Democratic Party is dominated by conspiracy theorists he dubbed the party's "X-Files" wing.
"Many observers will discard today's events as a partisan waste of time,'' DeLay said. "But it is much worse than that." (italics mine)

I couldn't agree more and remind everybody that they also said it couldn't happen here.