Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Will this sign of impending doom come to pass?

John Dean was on Randi Rhodes show this afternoon. He said that if Alberto Gonzales resigns during the Congressional recess there is no way the Bush Administration would be so stupid as to replace a cabinet level official with an interim appointment.

He does not recall that an official of that level has ever been replaced with an interim appointment and that doing so would show the highest levels of contempt for congress. (Not contempt in the legal sense, but in the sense of an abject and total belief in the unitary executive.) If Bush were to do such a thing the wheels would utterly be off this administration.

Somehow, given that warning, I can absolutely see it happening. In other words, no one ever erred overestimating the stupidity of this administration.

9 comments:

Pam said...

Great blog you have here, Jess.

Congress is nothing more than a pretense of independent branches of government to Bush. Of course, he expected his party to steal most of the last Senatorial elections, but it didn't work out for them.

Distributorcap said...

oh i think bush (or rather rove-goebbels) is already planning this recess appointment

DCup said...

I guess we all gave up thinking "surely they wouldn't" a while ago.

Chris in Seattle said...

It's just like he said long ago: People mis-underestimate him. He gets underestimated for being stupid, when in reality he's just plain evil.

Sorghum Crow said...

I missed Randi yesterday, but I've heard this idea before. More and more, I think the reason that Gonzo isn't gone is that the Busheviks are just waiting for recess. Their contempt knows no bounds.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Just when you think they won't, they do.

Evil Spock said...

The wheels have been off this whole time.

Tengrain said...

I don't think they will. Gonzo knows too much, and as long as he is the "firewall" between Chimpy and Congress, he'll stay.

Just my guess, but we will know Friday evening, I guess.

Regards,

Tengrain

Johnny Yen said...

Absolutely. It's hard to believe that a group with political instincts this bad actually got themselves elected twice. Every other administration has the sense to have their embarassments fall on their swords.