That other failure will, however, raise another national ruckus if and when the facts about it get around--and that will happen, if we circulate "The Political Prosecutions of Karl Rove," a staggering documentary by John McTiernan:
Although McTiernan is a master of suspense and horror (he directed Predator and Die Hard), this 52-minute film is certainly the scariest he's ever made, since its story is no fiction, and concerns a massive strike against the rule of law, and democratic government, right here in the USA. This documentary lays it out as clear as day: Karl Rove's careful orchestration of at least six hundred partisan prosecutions by the Department of Justice, so as to give the GOP a big leg up on this or that Election Day.
Watch this film, then ask yourself: Why all the outrage over the misconduct of the prosecutors only in the case of Sen. Ted Stevens? Is it not because he's a Republican? (It's not because he happened to be innocent, as careful readers of that story know.) Is that why the Attorney General dismissed all charges against him--while making no attempt to deal with all those Democrats who've been illegally, and groundlessly, harassed and punished? And, if that's the case, why is this president allowing Bush and Rove, and their accomplices, to skate? Although he used to promise "change," and frequently invoked the sacred memories of FDR and Lincoln, this guy's looking more and more like Gerald Ford.
So let's not let Obama, or his party, off the hook for that huge abdication of responsibility. Watch this stunning film, and then see to it that a lot of other people watch it, too.