American Samizdat

Monday, March 26, 2007. *
TIME's cover story in every edition but the American one is "Talibanistan", a story about the resurgence of the Taliban. TIME's cover for the US: "Why We Should Teach the Bible in Public School".

Which would be typical, however, long past funny, especially as we are learning of the recent dirty ideological shenanigans going on at the Justice Department, in which we learn that a 5th Amendment Republican Monica Goodling, a Justice Department official under Abu Gonzales is nothing more than a infiltrating ideological dominionist Christian zealot. Goodling, is deeply involved in the firings of federal prosecutors, and refuses to answer questions at upcoming Senate hearings, citing Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination.

Goodling is a 1999 graduate of Regent University "Law" School. Regent University was founded in 1978 by Pat Robertson.

She graduated from law school in 1999?! And she's already the senior counsel to the Attorney General of the United States?! She must be one spectacular fucking lawyer to have such a short resume yet such an exalted status.


I came across this very interesting comment from a former Dept. of Justice employee at TPM

She has zip prosecutorial experience, but ties to Karl Rove

Monica's job at DOJ is and always has been purely political. She went to Messiah undergrad and Regent Univ. Law School and the sum total of her actual prosecutorial experience is handling traffic cases as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in Paul McNulty's district (now the current Deputy A.G.) for about six months. Her political mojo (which is considerable in light of her age and inexperience) is allegedly linked to Karl Rove.

Finally, David Ignatius had a great column about this in last weeks

The Bush political operatives have become the people the Republicans once warned the country against -- a club of insiders who seem to think that they're better than other folks. They are so contemptuous of government and the public servants who populate it that they have been unable to govern effectively. They are a smug, inward-looking elite that thinks it knows who the good guys are by the political labels they wear.

Traffic cases? traffic cases... *long pause*...OMFG! *Bursts out in maniacal and hysterical laughter*
posted by Uncle $cam at 8:29 PM
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