Why can't the Bushites swear on a Bible like the rest of are forced to do?
As Church Lady might ask; "Could it be SAAATAAAN???
The 9/11 Commission couldn't get Bush, Cheney nor Rice to swear on a Bible they weren't lying, the oil company executives couldn't swear on any Holy Scriptures, now Gonzales couldn't do this, either. Their fear and loathing about doing this makes me wonder if they are scared of garlic and crucifixes, too. Anyway, they are obviously lying, all of them, which is why they can't talk, under oath. Only Galloway of England has to do this, it seems.
The grand showdown between the Dems upset at Bush's illegal wiretapping fizzled out as soon as Arlen Specter -- the two-faced Bush go-fer of the GOP -- not only ruled that Gonzales didn't have to testify under oath, he pretended -- as scripted -- to prohibit the Attorney General of the United States from doing what most Americans are required to do in a Court of Law or before Congress (unless they are from the White House or CEOs of big oil companies).I agree with this entire editorial and I have been begging the Democrats to walk out for a long, long time. Namely, when they had the Senate endorse the selection of Bush!
It was at that point, once again, that the Democrats became merely bit players in a script once again written by the White House. For many years, and most recently in several editorials, BuzzFlash has lamented that the Dems don't understand that these hearings are soap operas -- and that the Bush/Rovian propaganda staff writes very effective soap opera scripts.
In this case, the goal of the soap opera was to allow Gonzales not to testify under oath, so that he wouldn't be likely to be charged with perjury. After that point, everything else just became a big muddle. And, the White House knows, in a situation like this, they win if the hearing turns out to be inconclusive and stalemated.