1. earlofhuntingdon says:

    Making Ms. Doan pay a price for her illegal behavior is what Mr. Lundgren would call â€criminalizing†politics. As a description of routine govt’l oversight, that’s an overwrought whine; as a description of routine behavior by this administration, I’d say he’s right on the money.

  2. kaleidescope says:

    Yet another case where I hope Bush sticks to his instincts. I hope he keeps ole Lurita in there till the cows come home. Same for AGAG. Let’s keep the whole ship of fools front and center right up till November of ’08.

  3. Albert Fall says:

    If politicians commit crimes and get charged, is that â€criminalizing politicsâ€?

    Saw a reference at TPM about voter identification with Reps being down to 26%, lower than Dems and independepents.

    Perhaps our belief that Bush and his loyal minions are destroying the value of the Republican â€brand†is being justified.

  4. Anonymous says:

    it’s more like â€politicizing criminalsâ€, or â€How Karl Rove ascended to his lofty, delusionary status as a master manipulator…

  5. Anonymous says:

    Kaleidoscope at 9:49
    â€Let’s keep the whole ship of fools front and center right up till November of ’08.â€

    Is that why Pelosi was smiling when she announced the Democrat’s acquiescence to Bush’s demands? The Republicans know the longer Bush â€wins†the more their waning 2008 opportunities diminish.

    There’s another possible consideration… just think about this one; maybe Bush has secretly agreed to everything the Dems are demanding, maybe Bush WILL withdraw our troops according to popular opinion, but he MUST be allowed to make it look like it was his own doing, just to maintain his delusions. So they (Congressional Dems) can’t put it into writing or legislation. The last time they made such noises, Bush sent another 30,000 innocent Americans to Iraq his â€surge.â€

    And now they’re talking about even MORE troops, makes one wonder when will they atop using the lives of our soldiers as their political trump cards?

    So, maybe that was the deal… don’t go public, and Bush will do what they want…

    His choice for â€War Czar†(is that akin to â€Lord of Warâ€?) certainly suggests Bush is leaning towards some sort of silent, serriptitious capitulation. It may be that Pelosi has accomplished everything she wanted, and she’s wise enough to let Bush have his leadership delusions, as long as he ends this war sooner than later.

    Every minute counts, especially for many military families in America and and every family in Iraq.

  6. oldtree says:

    the frist will not escape a real investigation. perfect candidate for the world bank no? he manipulates the stock market for his benefit, and has his friends absolve him. one can hope it will be different when a real investigation begins, if it begins. the world bank needs someone that isn’t human scum in control. what a laugh to think that would ever happen.

  7. Mimikatz says:

    That BushCo would even consider for a moment someone like Frist, who proved he lacks management skills as Senate leader and has no real finance background to head the World Bank after the Wolfowitz fiasco says volumes about their disdain for expertise and need for loyalty. Can’t the Board of Governors reject Bush’s pick? This REALLY doesn’t speak well for Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

  8. Anonymous says:

    It’s apparently more than consideration Mimikatz. Apparently Wolfie is now perhaps the leading candidates.

  9. EH says:

    JEP: â€Criminalizing politics†is exactly the same as, is the flipside of, and is intimately tied to â€Politicizing crime.†What’s the difference? Perspective.

  10. freepatriot says:

    another repuglican who is incapable of telling the truth

    does ANYBODY see a pattern here ??? (not you shit stain jodi, I know you can’t recognize a pattern)

    scooter libby, a lying fuck

    abu gonzo, a lying fuck

    sampson, a lying fuck

    goodling, a lying fuck

    wolfowitz, a lying fuck

    is there a single member of the repuglican party who can actually tell the truth(we all know you’re incapable of recognizing the truth shit stain, so don’t even try)

  11. mayan says:

    If Doan gets written up for Hatch Act violations, how can it be that Jennings and Rove aren’t lumped in as part of the same enterprise?

  12. Neil says:

    It would be interesting to watch Doan’s testimony again armed with this new knowledge and identify all her tells.

    Polticizing criminals is keeping them in office despite probably cause of criminal conduct. As Artur Davis pointed out on the NewsHour yesterday, that is a very low bar indeed.

    Politicizing investigations and overnemnt oversight is trying to disrupt them or extinguish them rather than find the facts.

    Criminlzing politics is impeaching the â€vice†President for lying about a blow job – we can say blow job here, can’t we?. Criminalizing politics is indicting on a meritless voter fraud case prior to an election.

  13. Anonymous says:

    To me, the most significant thing about this report is Jenning’s demand that the conversation be taken â€off-line.†In other words, he didn’t say that the conversation was inappropriate, and that government resources should not be used to advance a political agenda, he said it had to be done in secret.