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Another "I Don't Know" From A Bush Appointee

Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2007 12:22 AM

It's been one of those days.

Among the sillier items was Rosie O'Donnell on "The View," touting the benefit of the Rosetta Stone series of language DVDs. Various languages and several proficiency levels are offered; the series claims to teach languages in the same way a child would learn them ��by listening and imitating sounds.

Perhaps Rosie needs some quality time with the Mandarin Chinese version.

General Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, kicked off a shit storm yesterday by opining about the inherent immorality of adultery and homosexuality, and how neither should be tolerated within America's armed forces.

Today, General Pace offers this weasely piece of backpedaling.

Alberto Gonzales is neck deep and sinking. His chief of staff, Kyle Sampson, has tendered his resignation; Gonzales is trying out the, "I didn't know" routine.

Right. The Attorney General didn't know someone else on his staff was handing out pink slips. Even better, it's apparently all Harriet Miers' fault, which must mean that she really was appointed Attorney General, and Alberto is nothing but a sock puppet.

Then, Karl Rove notes that President Bill Clinton replaced *gasp* all 93 U.S. Attorneys at the beginning of his term. Cue approrpriate outrage and choruses of 'Clinton did it, Clinton did it!'

Except it is normal for a president to replace all of the U.S. Attorneys at the start of their term. Clinton replaced those serving under George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush replaced those serving under William J. Clinton.

What is unacceptable and unethical is the shell game � the firing of eight attorneys for what has been established as political chicanery.

Gonzales also tries out the, "I'm responsible" song and dance, but refuses to step down.

And, yes, I've not forgotten that certain Democrats voted to confirm this clown because President Bush deserved private counsel he could trust. When you have an idiot surrounded by idiots, it's a sure bet they're not going to be winning any Nobel Prizes. Or even typing Shakespeare. If there's an incompetent boob in the Attorney General's office, it's because y'all helped put him there.

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