Tuesday, July 26, 2005

See you in September

Well they're late to the party but suddenly Republicans in the House and Senate have cleaned the wax out of their ears and heard the public outcry for an investigation into Treasongate. Call me suspicious, but it doesn't sound like they're so much into investigating the current wrongdoing, as they are in investigating how to define future crimes of this nature. It's one way to manage the story I suppose, by focusing on process instead of the instant crime.

And this little nugget tucked in at the end of the Boston Globe piece raises my alarm system. The Repubs want to investigate the CIA's use of covert agents in general and more significantly, "Little said the Senate committee would also review the probe of special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, who has been investigating the Plame case for nearly two years." Sounds like they want to second guess Fitzgerald and perhaps even derail the investigation.

However for the moment, I'll pretend it's not all grandstanding for the midterms and take it at face value that the GOP have finally realized they've lost their credibility with the voters and might want to restore some before 06, by holding full and fair hearings.

Hey a girl can dream, can't she?
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