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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Both Barrels Blazing


Bush Comes Out Shootin’

The Democrats clearly have an agenda, and its to weaken and undermine the President at every opportunity. This agenda has been clear since the Dems took control of the House and Senate after the mid-term election. Unfortunately, the President has done little to thwart them. Until now!

Recently, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has been under intense fire from the left for his role in the firings of eight US Attorneys.

Those calling on Bush to oust Gonzales believe the firings were part of a White House approved purge of prosecutors deemed unenthusiastic about the President's goals. Some of the fired attorneys echoed these opinions. David Iglesias, the former U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico, believe partisan politics was the motivating factor for his termination. He claims he was fired because he “[would] not play ball with two members of the Republican delegation…in New Mexico. I did not give them privileged information that could have been used in the October and November time frame."

The Justice Department maintains that the attorneys were fired for “performance issues”.

A recent poll shows that 62% of those responding believe that the President should replace Gonzales. The lack of public support for Gonzales has led some in the President’s own party to join in the frenzy.

And the left smells the blood in the water!

They want a full-scale investigation into the matter, and have set their sights on other members of the President’s counsel – particularly Karl Rove. Dems in the House want to authorize subpoenas for administration officials to force them to testify on the matter under oath.

The President has rejected the idea, saying it would compromise his ability to receive candid and objective advice from his counsel. Bush proposed to have his top aides speak about the firings of federal prosecutors privately - not under oath. The Dems have rejected that offer.

After putting up with this nonsense for the last few weeks, the President has finally had enough. Yesterday, he released a statement on the matter in which he defiantly rejected the calls to turn the matter into a “show trial” and a “partisan fishing expedition”. He challenged the Dems to put the interests of the country ahead of their own political agendas.

Although I think Bush should have done this long ago, his actions are better late than never. Its about time the President has shown some resolve and leadership. He needs to put a stop to the Dems efforts to undermine his party. Otherwise, the GOP will pay dearly in the upcoming elections.


***UPDATE***
A House panel on Wednesday approved subpoenas for President Bush's political adviser, Karl Rove and other top White House aides...

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