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April 10, 2007
By: Kevin Drum

IT'S SUBPOENA TIME....Congress has gotten tired of waiting for the Justice Department to voluntarily turn over the documents it wants in Purgegate, so it has now followed up on its threat to subpoena them:

"We have been patient in allowing the department to work through its concerns regarding the sensitive nature of some of these materials," Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the judiciary panel's chairman, wrote Gonzales in a letter that accompanied the subpoena. "Unfortunately, the department has not indicated any meaningful willingness to find a way to meet our legitimate needs."

....Legal experts said the standoff will likely end up in court unless the two sides reach agreement on a compromise.

And the Georgia Thompson case I mentioned in the previous post? Wisconsin's senators say they'd like to take a look into that as well.

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And the day isn't over yet. The Senate Judiciary Committee also said it would subpoena today if Abu didn't pony up the missing US attorneys docs.

Posted by: shortstop on April 10, 2007 at 6:00 PM | PERMALINK

Congress has gotten tired of waiting for the Justice Department to voluntarily turn over the documents it wants in Purgegate, so it has now followed up on its threat to subpoena them:

I think legally the Democrats don't have a leg to stand on in demanding private documents from Gonzales. As Justice spokesman Brian Roehrkasse persuasively argues, it violates Gonzales' and other Justice Deparments officials' Constitutionally protected right to privacy to require them to hand over documents.

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""Much of the information that the Congress seeks pertains to individuals other than the U.S. attorneys who resigned," Roehrkasse said. "Furthermore, many of the documents Congress is now seeking have already been available to them for review. Because there are individual privacy interests implicated by publicly releasing this information, it is unfortunate the Congress would choose this option.""

Posted by: Al on April 10, 2007 at 6:06 PM | PERMALINK

Fair is fair, in exchange for tossing Georgia Thompson in jail for 4 months on a trumped-up charge, Abu G should be sent to the Big House until he coughs up the documents.

Posted by: clone12 on April 10, 2007 at 6:11 PM | PERMALINK

Firedoglake

BREAKING: Rep. Conyers Issues Subpoena Duces Tecum For DOJ Docs
By Christy Hardin Smith @ 10:07 am
That stalling tactic on document production from the DoJ to Congress finally got old. A Subpoena duces tecum has been issued for any and all documentary evidence pertaining to the USAtty firings, with a return date of April 16th at 2:00 pm ET at the Rayburn Building....
...
from the Conyers letter, from the top of page 2: (PDF)
"The Department is currently withholding significant information concerning U.S. Attorneys who were considered for termination but were ultimately retained, and concerning individuals considered as replacement candidates. This information is clearly relevant to our inquiry into indications that U.S. Attorneys and candidates may have been evaluated based on improper considerations, including their willingness to make decisions as to prosecution of public corruption cases based on whether it helped, or hurt, partisan political objectives."

Posted by: Mike on April 10, 2007 at 6:12 PM | PERMALINK

Al: "I think legally..."

Only the latest Republican lie to hit the surface today.

Whats really grabbing people outside the beltway in this story, and cannot seem to reach chowderheads like Al et al, is the way it exposes the relentless politicization of every arm of government.

Even where laws are not involved, every sense of ethical behaviour is challenged by this gang of brute-force traitors. Al, if you exist, your boys and girls are the shame of the nation.

Posted by: Kenji on April 10, 2007 at 6:13 PM | PERMALINK

For the subpoena text and cover letter as well as the latest news, email archives, hearings, legal filings and other essential documents on the Bush DOJ prosecutor firings, see:
"The U.S. Attorney Scandal Documents."

Posted by: AngryOne on April 10, 2007 at 6:20 PM | PERMALINK

Al, you've got your talking points mixed up. After all, it is official Republican Party doctrine that there is no Constitutional right to privacy, that this is a construct made up by liberal judges.

Posted by: Joe Buck on April 10, 2007 at 6:24 PM | PERMALINK

Al is wrong, of course.

The logical implication of this talking point is that Executive Privilege is absolute, and therefore a Congressional subpoena is meaningless. In fact, as the courts have long held, Executive Privilege -- which is NOT codified -- is actually a very narrow exemption to Congress's oversight power.

If this goes to court, Gonzales will lose, and lose quickly. Therefore, this is merely a delaying tactic. (Maybe they need time to wipe the RNC servers clean of Karl Rove's emails, before the next scandal hits?) The good news is, they seem to have overplayed their hand, and it's not likely to delay Congress for long, if at all.

Of course, given the overt criminality of this administation, I wouldn't be surprised if they are using the time to identify and destroy documents that are subject to this subpoena that they don't want revealed. Maybe that's what AGAG is doing "reviewing thousands of documents in his office."

Posted by: bleh on April 10, 2007 at 6:27 PM | PERMALINK

Roehrkasse- "Much of the information that the Congress seeks pertains to individuals other than the U.S. attorneys who resigned"

E.g., some pertains to the people who forced them out. How odd that Congress would consider that relevant.

"many of the documents Congress is now seeking have already been available to them for review"

No, problem then. Humor them and send another copy.

"it is unfortunate the Congress would choose this option."

How unfortunate it is depends on your perspective, I guess.

Posted by: Mr. G on April 10, 2007 at 6:31 PM | PERMALINK

Everyone take time to listen to the audio of the United States vs Thompson appellate hearing. cleve

Posted by: cleve on April 10, 2007 at 6:46 PM | PERMALINK

I think Dems are walking into a trap here. Rove and his cronies are looking for a fight so Gonzo will fight til he can't no longer stonewall. The WH will claim executive priviledge and take it to court. Dems will begin to look bad while a war is going on in Iraq.

Dems should be spending time looking into the bogus intel that Feith and Co, did before the war. That would be a better fight than the purgegate.

My 2 cents anyway.

Posted by: bob on April 10, 2007 at 6:53 PM | PERMALINK

Al (quoting DoJ sock puppet Brian Roehrkasse) >"...it is unfortunate the Congress would choose this option.""

That is sooooo pre-11/7/07.

Try again hotshot.

"...Ambition must be made to counteract ambition..." - Federalist No. 51

Posted by: daCascadian on April 10, 2007 at 6:58 PM | PERMALINK

Bob - We can multi-task.

Posted by: Blue Girl, Red State (aka G.C.) on April 10, 2007 at 7:00 PM | PERMALINK

What??? Conyers is BLACK???

THAT puts a whole new light on things.

Posted by: Mr. G on April 10, 2007 at 7:00 PM | PERMALINK

bob >"...My 2 cents anyway."

Confederate coins might be saleable on e-bay so you should give that a try.

Try paying attention to reality.

"...Democrats are for people, Republicans are for things..." - Oilfieldguy-firedoglake.com

Posted by: daCascadian on April 10, 2007 at 7:03 PM | PERMALINK

The subpoena directs Justice to produce the documents on April 16th, the day before Gonzales is scheduled to testify. Considering the difficulty he is having getting his story straight, it seems quite obvious that Justice is going to fight this just to get beyond the 17th. Heaven forbid Gonzo would have to fully account for what occurred.

Posted by: Dungheap on April 10, 2007 at 7:19 PM | PERMALINK

The subpoena directs Justice to produce the documents on April 16th

That's hardly fair. I'm sure Gonzo will be up all Sunday night figuring out how to lie to the IRS; he shouldn't be given the same deadline for figuring out how to lie to Congress.

Posted by: Disputo on April 10, 2007 at 7:21 PM | PERMALINK

Trying to rig elections by prosecuting Democrats.
Proof is coming. I think that subverting democratic elections is treason. When Rove is indicted, I hope there is at least a life sentence involved. I just can't imagine any more destructive thing you could do to America. If Rove is guilty, so then are Bush and Cheney. My God, do they understand what history will say about them? And I am not talking about Regency University "speak to me in tongues" history. I am talking about every serious historian (non-GOP-Robertson affiliated) of the early 21st Century, (pre-apocalypse provided they are impeached in time. . .)

Posted by: Sparko on April 10, 2007 at 7:24 PM | PERMALINK

Let me get this straight:

Republicans are now claiming that government workers have a "right to privacy" regarding official governmental documents produced in the course of their official governmental duties?

Posted by: gggd on April 10, 2007 at 7:35 PM | PERMALINK

Sparko >"...(pre-apocalypse provided they are impeached in time. . .)"

Now IS The Apocalypse™.

An unveiling of the way things work.

The End of The World as We Know It™.

A Political Awakening.

The Doorway to The New Way.

Etc.

Enjoy it !

BwaHa ha ha ha ha ha ha...

Suck it up Bible thumpers.

"I believe there is a force to the universe, I just don't commit to any particular man behind the curtain" - Oliver Willis

Posted by: daCascadian on April 10, 2007 at 7:45 PM | PERMALINK

Republicans are now claiming that government workers have a "right to privacy" regarding official governmental documents produced in the course of their official governmental duties?

Yes. However, those same Republicans also claim that consenting adults have no right to privacy for sexual activity performed behind the doors of their bedroom.

Makes your head spin, doesn't it?

Posted by: Stefan on April 10, 2007 at 7:47 PM | PERMALINK

The WH will claim executive priviledge and take it to court. Dems will begin to look bad while a war is going on in Iraq.

Why would Democrats look bad for investigating a criminal conspiracy by the GOP, especially when the majority of the American people want them to investigate it?

Dems should be spending time looking into the bogus intel that Feith and Co, did before the war. That would be a better fight than the purgegate.

We can do both, you know. This isn't either/or.

Posted by: Stefan on April 10, 2007 at 7:49 PM | PERMALINK

Finally, the House did something - but where is the spineless Senator Leahy's subpoena?

Bush is saying no compromises - so what else can congress do but subpoena. Sen. Leahy should start with those emails through the Republican Party Office.

Posted by: Cheryl on April 10, 2007 at 8:30 PM | PERMALINK

stefan: However, those same Republicans also claim that consenting adults have no right to privacy for sexual activity performed behind the doors of their bedroom.


for the record...

"The state has the right to regulate the use of birth control by married couples." - Rick Santorum on CNN 7/25/05


too funny

Posted by: mr. irony on April 10, 2007 at 8:32 PM | PERMALINK

That's hardly fair. I'm sure Gonzo will be up all Sunday night figuring out how to lie to the IRS; he shouldn't be given the same deadline for figuring out how to lie to Congress.

Disputo, you have been on fire for weeks now. Or at least, you were several weeks ago, and then I was too busy to read WM, and now I'm back, and you're hilarious now, but I can't say for sure whether it's still or again.

Posted by: shortstop on April 10, 2007 at 8:36 PM | PERMALINK

Disputo, you have been on fire for weeks now.

Yes, I thought that was the post of the day as well.

Posted by: craigie on April 10, 2007 at 8:38 PM | PERMALINK

If any of those DOJ staffers were wearing IUDs or sporting Norplant while they were so busy subverting justice, you Dems might have a case.

Posted by: shortstop on April 10, 2007 at 8:39 PM | PERMALINK

"I think Dems are walking into a trap here. Rove and his cronies are looking for a fight so Gonzo will fight til he can't no longer stonewall. The WH will claim executive priviledge and take it to court. Dems will begin to look bad while a war is going on in Iraq.

Dems should be spending time looking into the bogus intel that Feith and Co, did before the war. That would be a better fight than the purgegate.

My 2 cents anyway."
Posted by: bob on April 10, 2007 at 6:53 PM

Sorry, I disagree, and I do so profoundly at that. I think this is the Rosetta Stone of all of Rove and Bushco's actions to secure their permanent GOP majority as applied to the tools of government (regardless of how they traditionally may be viewed/treated as non-partisan positions like USAs are supposed to be once selected via the political process) in furtherance of that aim. I believe this is also the core problem America and Americans must face if they are to have any hope of restoring themselves to what they once were, an honourable and trustworthy democracy. I do not understand anyone that does by this point not recognize that. Rove is not a super genius, his main claim to fame rests on his complete amorality in service of his agenda (namely electing those he works for and the ideology/agenda they represent) and his ability to mostly keep his fingerprints (aka traceable direct ties to those organizations and the official campaign infrastructure with the SBVfT being one of the few times where he did leave a fingerprint of that type) hidden. Everyone "in the know" knew it was him, but absent real evidence which would stand up to hard questioning and/or attempts to discredit nothing legally could be done about it.

Rove is very good at understanding base emotions and how to manipulate them through various symbologies, both audio/visual and conceptual, and he is utterly ruthless in his willingness to so manipulate and do so appealing o the lowest common denominator. Consider his MO for a moment, he attacks the opponents strength and turns it into a weakness, most noticeably demonstrated with the SBVfT against Kerry turning a clearly honourably decorated for bravery volunteer soldier into a lying dishonourable medal fraudster REMF while serving a man that not only refused to go enlist regular military he went to a clearly champagne unit in Texas ANG (which was not the same thing as being in the Guard means today as many can tell you first hand or would if they weren't fighting or already dead in Iraq) and couldn’t even manage to fulfill that easy service honourably despite his discharge. One must always be wary of Rove because of his willingness to resort to methods that most people, even those willing to bend rules to an extent would not use because of how indiscriminately destructive and dishonourable they are in nature. That said though ascribing this scandal to him running another "gotcha" game, given all that has already come out only because this is the first time this Administration has faced a truly questioning Congress in its life, seems like the reaction of someone that has been bitten/beaten so many times that they automatically flinch whenever the possibility of it happening again is considered. I can understand it, but I do not think it applies here, if there was a trap being set I would suspect it would be related to the off WH email servers to try and limit the damage from them, because either they show a lot of dirty secrets or they vanish making it impossible to remove suspicion from their heads that they erased them because they were full if incriminating criminal evidence. Politically that is something that cannot be ignored and will be far more potent going forward than the pre-war intell will be since it has been clearly concluded long since by the majority that it was a fraud by this point and time. Which is not to say it is unimportant or should be left undone, no I am most certainly not saying that, only that this is even more important and potent, both politically and more broadly for all patriotic believers in the American Constitution whatever their political stripe may be.

However, there is a reason more important than politics to continue with this as a main focus. What has been done to the impartiality of the American justice system from the judiciary and now to the prosecutors by first the GOP and now especially by Bushco building on the 1994-2000 work is extremely damaging and corrosive to freedom and liberty, something I believe most Americans hold quite precious. When people classify this as soviet style government I do not see that as rhetorical flourish given the current circumstances but only slightly overstating (with a difference being like between 3 and 5 versus 3 and 25 for a sense of scale) matters as they currently stand. They only reason for that qualification is that it is not truly wide scale as of yet, but it has already clearly gone fairly far into many States given what has already come out and now with this action by these judges, especially when 2 of 3 are GOP President appointed. That they would slap a GOP President in the face like this by slapping one of his USA's cases as hard and as publicly as they did here speaks volumes to just how contemptuous they were, which should tell many progressive Americans that many of their conservative brethren are equally appalled by what Bushco has done to the Justice department, even if they haven't made much stink until recently when it was clear Bushco had lost credibility with the American people last Nov. There is an environment in this period leading into 2008 where much of this can be forced because of the number of GOP Senators up for reelection that can be vulnerable if they continue to support/defend this President's actions. I can think of no more important domestic action for the Dems to take than to follow this all the way through, and I would argue one can make a good case that it if not exceeds Iraq equals it also. What Bushco has done in the name of security to American democracy, justice, and the rule of law is something most Americas, even Bushco opponents truly appreciate yet I fear, and I believe it is crucial that this be something dealt with/corrected as a top priority. I suspect there are many Americans that would agree with this position, and I suspect we shall see that over the next several weeks to months at the minimum.

Posted by: Scotian on April 10, 2007 at 8:48 PM | PERMALINK

I just want to gripe that I get annoyed when any type of government malfeasance gets a sound - bitey name that involves the suffix "gate."

It's intellectually lazy and often, though I don't think so in this case, misrepresents the misdeeds involved.

Posted by: Thomas on April 10, 2007 at 10:00 PM | PERMALINK

Whew! Scotian sets records for longest sentences!
I hope Rove, Cheney get longer ones :-)

Posted by: wileycat on April 10, 2007 at 10:06 PM | PERMALINK

This is significant, as you cut thru the hype:
"Separately, Democrats said they have scheduled private interviews this week with three current and former Gonzales aides: acting Associate Attorney General William W. Mercer today; former U.S. attorneys' chief Michael A. Battle tomorrow; and Sampson on Friday."

This nicely prepares committee members for the interview with Gonzales next week. I got a kick out of insiders saying Gonzales was failing their quizzes to prepare for the hearing. Can you imagine the questions they'll have for him following the interviews with these aides? Duh...
Seems the white house propaganda machine has so many troubles it cannot keep up.
The national consciousness is against Gonzales, purgegate, and the administration's stonewalling.
It is so dysfunctional. This government makes up its own reality. So many scandals...so little time

Posted by: consider wisely on April 10, 2007 at 10:11 PM | PERMALINK

To soon to stall. This is like stalling at the end of the first quarter. Gonzo and Rove have to stall for a year and half. It won't last that long, and neither will they.

Posted by: Knut Wicksell on April 10, 2007 at 10:24 PM | PERMALINK

Ah, Kevin.

Let me tell you how things are going around where I live.

People are talking. Not people like you ivory tower types. These are regular folks. Working men and women, who know the value of a dollar, who work hard to put food on the tables of their families.

They want a resolution to the war. They want victory. They want to feel pride in America again.

But their fed up with these political games of the Democrats. Their tired of the criminilization of politics.

Here's what John Lambert says: "My family wants this war to end so my son doesn't have to go over. But if these democrats have their way, this war will never end."

Or how about Sherri Monroe: "We need resolutions to this country's problems. But after 6 years of Democrat stonewalling, we're nowhere. Democrats wouldn't even allow an up or down vote on the President's judges, and now their trying to criminilize the President?"

Or even 14 year old Declan Thompson, who summed it up best: "These liberals are destroying the nation, and their giving a hand to the terrorists. Liberals are going to find out they misjudged George W. Bush."

You guys are going down!

Posted by: egbert on April 10, 2007 at 10:31 PM | PERMALINK

As a parent, you come to recognize the human indicators of when someone is caught in a lie. These indicia are unmistakeable and they are clearly now all over Senor Gonzales. Expect his resignation within a week and a half.

The unraveling of the Bush White House continues....

Posted by: The Conservative Deflator on April 10, 2007 at 10:32 PM | PERMALINK

That's some smackdoodle fine-ass journamalism ya got goin' there, egbert. You should start a blog.

I could laugh a little more freely if I wasn't sure that there really are plenty of brainwashed cretins with exactly the same views as egbert's "regular folks".

Posted by: Foundation of Mud on April 10, 2007 at 11:00 PM | PERMALINK

Assuming Gonzalez lied, Did he lie to conceal a crime? Did he lie to harm someone? If neither, shove the paper. Go pass a bill or something.

Posted by: Walter E. Wallis on April 10, 2007 at 11:13 PM | PERMALINK

Yep it is subpoena time and it looks like Josh Marshall just posted a doctoral thesis that wants proving...

There you have it gentlemen: The gauntlet summarized in one neat paragraph.


Posted by: ROTFLMLiberalAO on April 10, 2007 at 11:16 PM | PERMALINK

I can't believe there are still shills. Privilege, FWG, the only "ledge" is the one you will throw yourself off of when your guilty conscience breaks through the Fox ticker.

Egbert, the real people are here. You are the shill--remember? Ivory tower my ass. America is pissed, and you Scaif-tainted-brown-nosing SOBs are the reason. Justice, freedom, and our good name--I want those back. The road back meanders through impeachment.

Posted by: Sparko on April 10, 2007 at 11:24 PM | PERMALINK

Let me tell you how things are going around where I live.

Reports from under the bridge are not based on reality.

You guys are going down!

Oh, but what's this? Can I believe my eyes?

From FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. March 27-28, 2007. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE ± 3.

Notice the ratings for Democrats v. Republicans...

Democratic Party
51% favorable
37% unfavorable

Republican Party
42% favorable
49% unfavorable

From December 2005, the Dems have moved up from a "favorable" rating of 45% to 51% and gone down from an "unfavorable" rating of 39% to 37%.

Over the same time period, guess how much the Repubs have moved? Favorable: 43% down to 42%.... Unfavorable: 47% up to 49%. Repubs appear to be kinda stuck.

And that's a Fox News poll of registered voters! Someone open a can of Bwahaha.

But wait... I"ve got some more poll results on Gonzales and also Bush.

CBS News Poll, Mar. 26-27, 2006 (N=831 adults nationwide. MoE ± 4).

Half the country has been following the USA firings "very closely" (14%) or "somewhat closely (36%).

Do you think Alberto Gonzales should resign or be removed from his job as attorney general as a result of these firings, or should he remain as attorney general? ...

Resign/Be removed
ALL adults 40%
Republicans 17%
Democrats 57%
Independents 40%
Remain
ALL adults 25%
Republicans 37%
Democrats 12%
Independents 28%
Unsure
ALL adults 35%
Republicans 46%
Democrats 31%
Independents 32%

As information comes to light -- Gonzales' testimony and what's in those withheld documents -- it will interesting to see how the "unsures" will change.... in favor of Gonzales' resignation I'd guess.

The Time poll, Mar. 23-26, 2007 (+/- 3% MoE)...

About half (48%) of Americans believe that the USAs were fired because "they refused to be pressured by politics" ...

...only 22% say they were fired for "proper reasons."

Additionally, 55% say that President Bush's refusal to allow members of his administration to testify under oath about the firings is because Bush is trying to "cover up" the reasons for the firings.

And you were saying, eggburb?

Posted by: Apollo 13 on April 10, 2007 at 11:24 PM | PERMALINK

Egbert, I agree with your friends. I want to feel good about America again.
But you folks, and your President, have made it hard.
America has become the America of Abu Ghreib, guantanamo, and Katrina.
America went to war on a trumped-up charge--and proceeded to lose that war.
And you have shown time and again that you respect nothing: not decorated military service, not losing a son to war, not losing husbands in the World Trade Center, not fighting Parkinson's Disease.
You folks have said 'The Constitution is not a suicide pact," which spits on the grave of every American that did, in fact, give up his or her life for it.
You scream that we have to give up our right to free speech because of the war--and sit at home while others fight.
And over five years after the deadliest attack on American soil in its history--you still have not brought the person responsible to justice.

I love America--but you people have no idea of what the word honor means. You have befouled this nation's reputation, you have spat onthis country's traditions, you have turned us into the coeard and the bully of the planet.

I love America--and I and my friends and neighbors are going to get rid of you come 2008 so that we can get back to the business of restoring America's honor.

Posted by: pbg on April 10, 2007 at 11:29 PM | PERMALINK

It's interesting that egbert, Sherri Monroe and 14 year old Declan Thompson all misuse "their" in exactly the same way. I'm sure there's a reasonable explanation.

Posted by: Mr. G on April 10, 2007 at 11:35 PM | PERMALINK

Wallis: "Assuming Gonzalez lied, Did he lie to conceal a crime? Did he lie to harm someone? If neither, shove the paper. Go pass a bill or something."
But he did lie. He did obstruct justice--and is still doing so.
I guess there is no crime in subverting democracy with a secret police of partisan prosecutors??? Rationalizing torture, divesting ourselves from the Magna Carta, and sponsoring a generation of inept, dim-witted rightwing nuts to enforce the laws of the United States? You're kidding I hope. I guess the last best talking point is the first one the trotted out. "Nothing to see here but the pleasure of the president."

The administration serves at our pleasure. The Congress is invested with law making, money spending, and the power to declare war. The Congress can certainly stop a war they never declared too. The are our representatives, we need no Uncle Joe. We do require justice and freedom to pursue happiness and enjoy prosperity.

Posted by: Sparko on April 10, 2007 at 11:36 PM | PERMALINK

FWG wrote: "It will all boil down to executive priviledge and the Dems will lose on that"

Sure, because after all, we have all those Clinton executive privilege cases for precedent, don't we? Oh, wait....

Posted by: PaulB on April 10, 2007 at 11:55 PM | PERMALINK

egsmell: "These liberals are destroying the nation, and their giving a hand to the terrorists."

You really are an irredeemable piece of shit, aren't you? Your crowd is fucking this country up the ass, and the planet along with it, and you making up childish nonsense about other, much better people, questioning their patriotism and integrity (to put it politely) -- and then you can't even spell simple English words while you are doing it.

Well, Mr. non-Ivory Tower American Hero: JOIN THE FUCKING ARMY OR SHUT THE FUCK UP!
Better yet, do both. What comes out of your mouth isn't worth wiping any more words on.

Posted by: Kenji on April 11, 2007 at 12:20 AM | PERMALINK

I came for the troll'doeuvres, and they were excellent.

Will there be snacks?

Posted by: anonymous on April 11, 2007 at 12:37 AM | PERMALINK

Yes: troll snouts sauteed in garlic butter.

Posted by: Kenji on April 11, 2007 at 12:40 AM | PERMALINK

It's interesting that egbert, Sherri Monroe and 14 year old Declan Thompson all misuse "their" in exactly the same way. I'm sure there's a reasonable explanation.

Yes, Egbert has finally gotten around to naming all the voices in his head.

Posted by: DJ on April 11, 2007 at 8:40 AM | PERMALINK

Good to see FWG using some of his GI Bill money on that Regent correspondence legal course.

And Walter E, taking time from cleaning his Garand and sending us his Clinton Impeachment thoughts. And, oh, Wally, the bill was passed; it simply is lingering in Crawford.

And, Shortstop, 2-1, so sorry.

Posted by: thethirdPaul on April 11, 2007 at 10:01 AM | PERMALINK

Look, Paolo, at some point you're going to figure out that I'm made of sterner stuff than that. I'm not new in town, you know, and there's no crying in baseball.

Posted by: shortstop on April 11, 2007 at 10:05 AM | PERMALINK

How history repeats - Reagan had his "Bedtime for Bonzo" and Shrub has his "Bedtime for Gonzo" - Hmmm, a chimp owning a chimp.

With apologies to Chimps and Babboons everywhere.

Posted by: thethirdPaul on April 11, 2007 at 10:57 AM | PERMALINK

Some love the smell of napalm in the morning, but there can be such a sweetness in Subpoena Duces Tecum, as well.

Posted by: stupid git on April 11, 2007 at 11:17 AM | PERMALINK

...there can be such a sweetness in Subpoena Duces Tecum, as well.

I like to sing it to the tune of "Dona Nobis Pacem." Same difference, really.

Posted by: shortstop on April 11, 2007 at 11:27 AM | PERMALINK




 

 

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