Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Watch This

Keith Olbermann, host of MSNBC's Countdown and generally accurate while being cantankerous, made one of his occasional special comments last night. This special comment was a lot different from his other ones. This one was very pointed towards the White House, in particular the 1st and 2nd in command.

Olbermann, in a feat that has to be something close to unparalleled in news journalism, called for Bush and Cheney to be real Americans and resign from their offices due to their commutation of the prison term of Scooter Libby.

Although I thought he pronounced one of the words wrong, his message was strong and he made the connection between Nixon and Bush effectively. I have to say that, while he may sound paranoid, he is on to something. The fact that Libby hadn't gone to prison but was commutated is really quite the questionable situation. Everyone normally has to go to jail or flee the country. They have to do something before they can get an assist from the head of state. Clearly, this action has something to do with the fact that the White House is involved in this process. I agree with Olbermann; Bush and Cheney do need to resign. First, the Attorney Scandal. Now, the Libby pardon. And, before all of this, there was the concerted effort to out Valerie Plame after Joe Wilson refuted one of the primary arguments for going to war.

At this point in time, I can't attribute the sketchy actions of the Bush administration to my general paranoia as a leftist. I think this is an administration that has jettisoned the law to achieve its own goals. The Democrats should impeach, but we all know they won't because they ndhave no spine. The Bush administration should resign. On the 4th of July, it is what our founding fathers would expect of us.