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jackstraw45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:08 PM
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"Saturday Night Massacre" October 20, 1973 - What will BUSH do??


32 years ago tomorrow, Nixon fired the Watergate independent prosecuter and forced the resignations of the AG and Deputy AG.

What will Bush do this weekend, almost 32 years to the day of Nixon's tirade, faced with pending indictments in his White House?

Terra alert?
Terra attack?

Your guess is as good as mine.
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:12 PM
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1. Uh... Pull out a weapon of mass destruction?
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 02:13 PM by ck4829
:shrug:
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Stuckinthebush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:13 PM
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2. But Bush's AG is not as scrupulous as Nixon's was
If I remember correctly the AG and Deputy AG resigned because they refused to fire the prosecutor. It was an act of insubordination, yes, but it was also a principled act that put the interests of the country above the interests of an administration.

I have a hard time believing that anyone in the current administration has that kind of moral foundation.

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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:18 PM
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6. AG Gonzales has *no* authority to fire Fitz.
Our man Alberto has recused himself from the case. He has no authority whatsoever with regards to Fitzgerald.

If Chimpster McCokespoon tries to pull anything like this, it will not go very well for him. People would not like it. Even if he's not implicated in the indictments there would be loud impeachment talk very quickly, IMHO.
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:15 PM
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3. What a co-winky-dink
The independent prosecutor was Archibald Cox. A co-worker reminded me of a popular bumper sticker from that time. "Impeach the Cox Sacker"
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MarinCoUSA Donating Member (783 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:16 PM
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4. Invade Mexico!..........and Canada.

Nothing, but nothing will surprise me.

..heard that the House Repukes might refuse to "re-charter"/de fund or something the special prosecutor's office.
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Caution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:17 PM
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5. It's like Deja Vu isnt it?
Bush going to China, speculation that Agnew, I mean Cheney will be indicted and resign, the scandal heating up like crazy.

Happy Fitzmas!
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:23 PM
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7. A bird flu outbreak will mysteriously occur
And martial law will be declared.

The investigation will be suspended for "national security" reasons.
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Child_Of_Isis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:52 PM
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9. Shudder...
Or a terrorist attack. I don't see these people giving up the WH easily.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:50 PM
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8. The similarites never cease to stun me...
I've got a running series on my blog about the similarities between Watergate and PreznitGate ;)
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