Masters of the Painfully Obvious and Abundantly Clear

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Masters of the Painfully Obvious and Abundantly Clear

The Washington Post has an editorial today that instructs the Bush Administration to fully disclose its relationship with Jack Abramoff-- meetings, pictures, etc. (stifling a giggle)

A few questions immediately come to mind.

For the Post-- have you been following anything the Bush Administration has done in the past 5 years? They don't disclose what they had for lunch without a subpoena. It is common knowledge that this is the most secretive presidential administration ever.

For the Bush Administration-- what the WaPo should have said is that without full, public disclosure it really looks like you're hiding something. As the Post points out, what we do know already is pretty damning.
HERE ARE SOME things we know about Jack Abramoff and the White House: The disgraced lobbyist raised at least $100,000 for President Bush's reelection campaign. He had long-standing ties to Karl Rove, a key presidential adviser. He had extensive dealings with executive branch officials and departments -- one of whom, former procurement chief David H. Safavian, has been charged by federal prosecutors with lying to investigators about his involvement with Mr. Abramoff.

We also know that Mr. Abramoff is an admitted crook who was willing to bribe members of Congress and their staffs to get what he (or his clients) wanted. In addition to attending a few White House Hanukkah parties and other events at which he had his picture snapped with the president, Mr. Abramoff had, according to the White House, "a few staff-level meetings" with White House aides.
As this scandal continues to heat up, Mr. President, you should try to find your way out of the kitchen or get risk getting burned.

On second thought, do what you always do and act indignant when anyone asks you questions you don't want to answer. It has worked well for you this far, why change. Especially taking into consideration that your so-called "opposition party" seems to be driving without a steering wheel on a gas tank that is almost empty.

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