Whew! Glad that little dustup has been settled, aren't you? Nice to know that if you break the law, the chief Cop O' The Land has got your back--you can walk away from jail with impunity, not having to worry about those Damn Democrats picking nits over InJustice in the agency charged with enforcing the Law of the Land. You may recall that former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigned over this issue, and that others have been subpoenaed--including Monica Goodling and Kyle Sampson, among others, not to mention Karl "Does It Smell Like Sulphur In Here?" Rove. Two weeks ago a Federal Judge ruled that these miscreants must in fact obey the Congressional subpoenas and testify, or else face indictment and arrest. That ruling is now on appeal by...you guessed it, the "Justice" Department.
Oh yeah, and it turns out that Lam was also getting just a little too close to the White House for comfort as well. Seems that defense contractor MZM installed computers and furniture in Cheney’s office for $140K, a first-time one-time contract, out of the blue it would seem. Two weeks later, MZM turns around and buys a yacht for Duke Cunningham for…surprise, surprise, $140K. Duke went to jail for taking such bribes, and it appears that not only was he on the take, but that the money may have been laundered through the White House as well.
In the case of David Iglesias in New Mexico, he got summarily canned from his job as U.S. Attorney because he ignored repeated warnings from Republicans Pete Domenici and Heather Wilson who were trying to sic him like a pit bull on local state Democrats by filing illegal lawsuits against them for non-existent voter fraud...right before the 2006 elections, of course. (We still don’t know their names, because the indictments were sealed.)
The idea was that the Democratic candidates would be so busy fighting off the faked-up Swift Boat charges of voter fraud that they would lose the election, thus preserving the Land of Enchantment for the GOP. Same deal in Alabama. Same deal in at least four other states. Goodling and Sampson concocted a clever plan to make sure that anyone being considered for the job of U.S. Attorney would toe the right-wing conservative party line, prosecuting Dems, turning a blind eye to the sins of brethren and sisteren in the Republican party, and making life safe for the neo-con agenda in the courts and in all legislation.
But make sure you change your voter registration to the "Party of Lincoln" before you pull a gun on the bank teller. Willie "Because that's where the money is" Sutton.