OK, you've had your little 15 minute holiday break. Back to Satan's Puppet Show, a.k.a. the W v. Democracy cage match.
Like a serious illness that roars back out of remission, and with a frank demonstration that there will be no course correction whatsoever, today the Justice Department announced that they're launching an investigation, not into the legality and constitutional / ethical soundness of W's paranoid, Nixonian surveillance of the very country that has been put tragically under his care, but rather into the source of the leak that acquainted the the general public with his "official" policy!
You have got to be fucking kidding me.
Everything is justified in a time of war, and a time of war is whenever the President deems it so. God, but I despise the whole rotten camarilla. It's like watching a child playing at the weapons console of a nuclear submarine, or maybe the rare monkey whose random typing has produced launch codes to destroy our own beloved country; and we seem to be able to do little but watch.
I trust that Maureen Dowd will shortly put out a much more effective ass-kicking than I could ever administer, but I will speak my piece as remains, for now, my constitutional right:
I am embarrassed and ashamed that these people are representing my great country to the world and to my fellow citizens. As a nation we have our flaws and our problems to be sure, but none of them are more severe or inexcusable than this sorry excuse for a chief executive and the toxic cloud that surrounds him.
I used to look upon the toppling of the administration, which I think must follow almost inevitably from this degree of arrogance and hubris, with dread since I think it can hardly be to anyone's benefit--least of all ours--to have our government in disarray. But I now think that every additional day this ongoing ethical meltdown continues in power spreads a poisonous fallout from which it will take longer and longer to undo the damage (assuming we are still redeemable).
So I will write my representatives and urge a full scale investigation into the covert dealings of this president and hope he is dragged out of office by his jug ears. The sooner the meltdown is contained, the sooner the cleanup can begin.