Monday, March 26, 2007

The power of planned incompetency

Josh Marshall ponders on the real elephant in the room revealed in light of the Attorney Purge scandal. Josh sees the reality in the President's ongoing and steadfast support of Gonzales.
This isn't a case where Alberto Gonzales has fallen short of the president's standards or bungled some process. This is the standard. The Attorney General has done and is doing precisely what is expected of him.

And the president is fine with all of this. Fine with the fact that the Attorney General has not only repeatedly lied to the public but has also been exposed as repeatedly lying to the public. He's fine with at least two US Attorneys being fired for not giving in to pressure to file bogus charges to help Republican candidates.

Of course he's fine with it. Because it comes from him. None of this is about Alberto Gonzales. This is about the president and the White House, which is where this entire plan was hatched. Gonzales was just following orders, executing the president's plans. This is about this president and this White House, which ... let's be honest, everyone on both sides of the aisle already knows.
Indeed all corruption leads to the White House now that true investigations are being conducted and it becomes increasingly obvious that planned incompetence is the preferred methodology to execute their ongoing plots for obtaining and maintaining power.

[Via Hilzoy]

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been reading this guy ismail kadare for a while. he lived in albania which was communist until recently and his books are often about the ridiculous theatre of totalitarianism, how pretexts are always fake but sacred to the leaders, they are lies to be venerated not exposed. I always think about bush and his advisors when i am reading one of his books.

2:40:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Well that does about sum up the ideology of the Bush Administration Lester. I can see why you would feel that way.

3:43:00 PM  
Blogger whig said...

One of these days we'll get around to discussing some of those venerated lies.

5:04:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I certainly hope so Whig. The truth deserves its day.

5:43:00 PM  

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