Art Pottery, Politics and Food
Thursday, March 22, 2007
According to the Washington Post:
"Political interference is happening at Justice across the department...When decisions are made now in the Bush attorney general's office, politics is the primary consideration. . .The rule of law goes out the window."
-- Sharon Y. Eubanks, retired Director, Tobacco Litigation Team, DOJ
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Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
“The Real Problem”
As with all present day malfeasance, “perps”, the once faceless criminal in mass, still have not grasped the inevitable inescapability of evidence gathered within the soon to be sensor-rich and paperless digital judicial system that we all, more or less, share.
Watergate’s “follow the money” admonition has evolved 30+ years later into the less fungible and far more traceable “follow the email” and soon near un-photo-shopped exactitude with “follow the security and highway cameras” and personally embedded transmitting chips.
"Perps", not complete latecomers to modernity, have, amongst the more middle class and above, incorporated digitally pointless shredding and deleting into their traditional madcap escape attempts, according to occasional published stories in national and local press.
To this point, various online wags, over the last few months, have been chortling over the comings and goings of escrowed document shredding company trucks from the Vice President’s residence at the US Navel Observatory in Washington, DC.
Sans chortles and without online discussion, one is left to imagine the hundreds of “delete all” key strikes, hard-drive overwrites and large federal magnet deliveries also occurring within the exact timeframe of this more "sober and thoughtful" Vice Presidential version of the old West’s “getting’ outa Dodge”.
The Eastern shore’s stately, bayside and multi-million dollar Cheney manse, Ballintober, could indeed have seen its undoubtedly mall smart and uncountable throw pillows stuffed with a downy soft 1mm x 5mm “ultra secure” cut of “sensitive” documents in lieu of feathers or foam.
But, no matter the imaginary e-shenanigans amidst the whirlpool of overwhelming Bush corruption, today we are presented with the first acrid whiffs of actual crime leaking from the ultra dense nexus of what appears to be an actual and ongoing coup d’etat against our traditional electoral system of local, state, federal and judicial forms of government and traditional pre-corporate free market-based economy.
Margaret Talev and Marisa Taylor of the superb McClatchy Newspapers, last evening, reported on specific evidence that’s sure to prompt interesting questions and under oath answers in the near future:
[Former San Diego US Attorney Carol] Lam notified the Justice Department on May 10, 2006, that she planned to serve search warrants on Kyle Dustin "Dusty" Foggo, who'd resigned two days earlier as the No. 3 official at the CIA.
On May 11, 2006, Kyle Sampson, then Gonzales' chief of staff, sent an e-mail to deputy White House counsel William Kelley, asking Kelley to call to discuss "the real problem we have right now with Carol Lam"… The e-mail did not spell out what the "real problem" was… On the same day last year as the Sampson e-mail, the Los Angeles Times reported that the Cunningham probe was being expanded to look at the actions of another California Republican, then-House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jerry Lewis.
But, the media, as we have so bitterly learned, merely reports dots and only connects them when it hides or suits their corporate complicity or purpose or a profit-critical sweeps month.
Kyle Sampson, who in my mind will never live down The Daily Show’s “Kyle Sampson? His gay porn name was…Kyle Sampson”, may find himself so mercilessly grilled he might be shocked into an unbushian candor and the media into another connected dot.
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