Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Yeah...Another post about The Turd Blossum....
First off....I had a big old Hound Dog for many years. A Bassatt , and for anyone that has ever lived with a Hound Dog, they have a way of teaching you to sniff the Air a little harder, and listen a little better to what you can't smell. My Big Ol'Hound had a way of knowing when serious storms were a'coming or even a quake.( She would go try to curl up on my lap or hide under the pillows on the bed, 80 pounds of drool and love and concern).
So I am just going to say it , Something about ALL of This does not Smell Right.
So here it goes....
(1) So we recieved this news via an early morning announcement from Dainty Perino, then a press conference at 11:30am. The Presser was interesting, Bush and Rove, very emotional and huggy. Bush seemed snitty, inconvenienced, in a hurry to get to his vacation. He seemed miffed, his demeanor was very similiar to the day that Scooter was indicted and removed.He seemed irritated, like the brat at the sandbox that just had his sandthrowing shovel taken away. And Rove was bumbling, not so smooth, and choked up and not as articulate as he was at the Dinner when he was cackling about the Gonzogate ( atty scandal).(That was the last time I saw him, in the spring at a dinner, saying how he was not going to testify and how the Dems had No right to investigate the Firings.)He was teared up, and having trouble raising his head to speak. ( reminded me alot of the Duke Cunningham press conference). He said " FOR THE SAKE OF MY FAMILY"...Hmmmm, now that is interesting.
That is not the phrase of someone wanting to spend TIME with family....SAKE is a word reserved for not wanting to cause someone discomfort. ( And used in some interesting speechs...ie. Agnew when he resigned at a press conference to family and friends many years ago....on local news.) He was not the Cocky Arrogant Self that would be working to help the GOP or work to help 2008 candiates. He looked bloated and pale.....And Bush spoke of him and there was not the usual Pride and Gloating...it was rushed and brusque. There was choked up teary emotion and the hugging, but not the expansive thanks and gratitude that I expected.
(2) WHY NOW? why not later? why not let Rove finish the rest of the Bush Legacy Years- there is only a little over 500 days.WHY can Rove not be at the WH after the vacation? ( the paranoid part of me was like WHAT is going to happen now? )
(3) Is Something afoot? Did Bush have a showdown with daddy this weekend? Or is it Something else. Did Gonzo lay an Ultimatum on the table because of the Atty Firing Scandel, "It's HIM or ME? I am not covering for Rove?" ( I don't picture Gonzo rolling over like Scooter did).
(4) I keep thinking about ALL Those Hearings and how Cspan re-aired them last week ( and Gonzo really did eat dirt in them) WHY were they being re-aired over and over ( were the Sexy Sweeps for cspan? - I think not). I keep thinking about how calm and quiet and Lawyerly Spector and Leahy and Conyers and Waxman were.....almost too calm.( and NOT complacent). Are MORE Supeonas Being Drawn and Served. Is Someone going to be Indicted for Perjury? Obstruction?
(5) And as I watched the Hearings it struck me that Susan Ralston , Rove's Assistant was never called to the Hearings . That is odd, she should have been. She had his emails, his records, his Calendars and Schedules. Gee I hope Someone thought to talk to her,and ask her Version of Things. Executive Privelege would Not Really cover her, she worked for Rove, not Bush.
(6) Is there some other little thing brewing, like related to the Abramoff Mess? Or some Other Scandel Mess? ( like the DC Madame? or GANNONGATE? or Haggard Mess? or the Foley Mess? or the Infamous Almost forgotten CandyMan scandel? or Abramoff hookers? Or ???)
(7)Wasn't it odd HOW Quiet it was, NO Repugs came forward to say ONE postive thing. By the eve CNN dug up Andy Card, but no one else. No Mehlman? No Tony Snow? No Cheney? No Trent Lott? No 2008 Runners? No Old Boys- Roy Blunt? Delay? No Frist? etc etc. It turned into a day of Reporters interviewing other reporters (snore). And at the straw poll with millions being spent, only about 12,000 showed ( that is quite a drop- the numbers are usually 24,000-38,000)Rove was not even invited ? wow...that says alot.
(8) So tonight I went to the Dark Side, yes, repug Blogs. ( Go see for yourself, Blogs for Bush and GOP Bloggers, there is not the pride or warm posts on it- AT ALL....Rove is merely an uncomfortable footnote). BTW their comments are WAY DOWN...in ALL chat rooms, and some are not very Repug. And eventhe Repug dating sites are empty rooms.Both the RNC and GOP sites barely mentioned the Announcement. ( 2 piddly paragraphs on the RNC site).
(9) WHAT if, he is the Tricky Dick Moment aka Stained Dress Moment that is indeed about to be Unveiled....Is that Possible? I think it is plausible and healthy to ponder this.....
Let me know WHAT you think...or smell....Because there is Something stinking in DC....and it needs better sniffing...