Thursday, October 27, 2005

OK, now that prices are falling....

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has called for hearings into the high price of oil. Here's the best part:

"If there are those who abuse the free enterprise system to advantage themselves and their businesses at the expense of all Americans, they ought to be exposed, and they ought to be ashamed," Frist said in a statement.

Hey asshole, does your statement apply to insider trading?

This is what gets me all pissed off. Back in 1998-99, the Republicans were so full of righteous indignation over the Clinton scandals. Not a peep now, and that includes this. Frist is trying to divert unwanted attention over a shady stock deal, and needs "little guy" points for his re-election bid. People need to see this for what it is: a fucking smokescreen.

Speaking of smokescreen:

Miers Nomination Comes To Screeching Halt

Click above to read all about it.

I have made peace with my inner cynic; I even enjoy his company, on occasion. This, friends, was another smokescreen. According to my inner cynic:

-Bush loves to appoint friends, qualified or not.
-Bush knew that everyone, including HIS WACKO NUTJOB BASE, would be less than thrilled with this pick.
-Bush needed a distraction, what with the indictments coming up and God's little remodeling job on Florida and the Gulf Coast.
-Bush knew that Miers could provide that distraction, because there is sheetrock lying around Washington that is more qualified to sit on the Supreme Court.
-Bush cuts Miers loose, since she served her purpose, so now....
-Bush can nominate someone who has given Jerry Falwell, James Dobson, and Pat Robertson each a reach around (or vise versa).
-If the Dems criticize the anointed pick of the Shiite Christians, the righties will scream "obstruction" and "let the president do his job!"

I could be wrong, but you have to admit, it's beautiful and fucking brilliant! And it's all Karl Rove. If Rove goes to prison, Bush will be in the Oval Office, curled up in the fetal position, sucking his thumb and pissing himself.

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