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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-15-07 01:40 AM
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297. The months since the election of 2004 have been, I believe,
unexpectedly abundant with fruit for everyone who saw that election and knew that it had been stolen, and who believed that if people cared, and spoke, and wrote, without regard for the loneliness or ridicule that came with the task, that the resiliency of American democracy was fully capable of containing and eventually expelling this attack on our system of checks and balances, designed to keep power in the hands of We, the People.

Karl Rove's send-off notices have been noticeably absent any mention of, shall we say, election irregularities. The mainstream corporate media is ignoring, for the moment, the questions about whether or not his genius was actually winning difficult elections, or building a way to steal them.

And so, like a frog very slowly unfrozen from a brick of winter mud, we are slow to realize that the arm of the law is, in fact, as long as we always said, and that justice and karma really won't be cheated, even though sometimes we got too tired or angry to keep believing it ourselves.

For this I credit the decency of the American people that built this country and created and defended its Constitution, the blogosphere and certain constellations of talents that have come into view (DU being my home constellation), and people in the corporate-owned media who, like Keith Olbermann and the resurgent Dan Rather, stood their own ground when the Big Muddy got deep.

However, I'm not opening the bottle of champagne at the back of the fridge's bottom shelf. That was not bought for when Karl Rove left the White House. It was for the filing of criminal charges against Karl Rove for either election fraud or leaking a CIA agent's identity.

But that's okay, because my faith in an American justice system that is administered by people who believe in enforcing the laws and the Constitution keeps being rewarded year by year.

That champagne will stay cold until then.

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