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June 13, 2007
By: Kevin Drum

WHO, ME?....Lurita Doan is a real piece of work, isn't she? Jesse Lee has the details.

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I am certain the president has full faith and confidence in her because she is a loyal Bushie
and is doing the work she was appointed to do.
She has the job until criminal charges are filed.

Posted by: Mike on June 13, 2007 at 4:50 PM | PERMALINK

Anybody remember the big to-do about Al Gore supposedly violating the Hatch Act by mistakenly using the wrong telephone to make a political call? And of course, as soon as the people who were complaining about Al Gore take office, they start acting like the Hatch Act never existed. I suppose no one should be surprised, at this point . . .

Posted by: rea on June 13, 2007 at 4:56 PM | PERMALINK

just you wait. she'll get what's coming. elections have consequences!


hah! just kidding.

Posted by: cleek on June 13, 2007 at 5:01 PM | PERMALINK

Some GSA'ers I know loathe Lurita Doan with a passion. She's apparently a nightmare to work for in addition to being a political hack. Typical Bushie eh?

Posted by: HokieAnnie on June 13, 2007 at 5:08 PM | PERMALINK

Thank goodness for Waxman. He is doing the tough work for our country. On the other hand, inquiring minds want to know: if he and Rosie were to procreate, would the resulting offspring be dinosaurs?

Posted by: nikkolai on June 13, 2007 at 5:08 PM | PERMALINK

Interestingly, Doan and Mr. Doan are major contributors to the Washington Shakespeare Company, which puts on pretty darn good productions of same. A Lady MacBeth? "out, out, damn briefing!"

Posted by: dB on June 13, 2007 at 5:11 PM | PERMALINK

Normally I hate the long question/comments by the congresspeople...

...But in this case, nothing would've been said had they not included her previous statements in their own. Sheesh.

Posted by: Crissa on June 13, 2007 at 5:21 PM | PERMALINK

Why is it police can tap you, but if you tape them in a public place, it's against the law?

http://blog.pennlive.com/patriotnews/2007/06/brian_d_kelly_didnt_think.html

Also, why can't my laptop ever remember my 'personal info' on the comments... :P

Posted by: Crissa on June 13, 2007 at 5:54 PM | PERMALINK

Anybody who can use 'hortatory subjunctive' as an excuse is ok by me.

Posted by: gregor on June 13, 2007 at 5:57 PM | PERMALINK

But....but....Bob Novak says she's being railroaded! It said so right in his column in the WaPo. Good enough for me, nothing to see here, move along.

Posted by: oh_please on June 13, 2007 at 6:31 PM | PERMALINK

Anybody who can use 'hortatory subjunctive' as an excuse is ok by me.

Curiously, the main place one finds the term 'hortatory subjunctive' is in the study of New Testament Greek. It's usually translated "let us.."
Anyone aware of Mrs. Doan in a bible Class?

Posted by: MR. Bill on June 13, 2007 at 6:40 PM | PERMALINK

Of course, the problem is that her statement would have been just as bad (if not worse) if she had been using the hortatory subjunctive:

"Until extensive rehabilitation of their performance occurs, let's not promote them or give them bonuses or special awards or anything of that nature."

(She was referring to GSA employees who had cooperated with the Office of Special Council investigation.)

Posted by: Medeis on June 13, 2007 at 6:48 PM | PERMALINK

I concur. Big time GSA misconduct.
Did you notice it was in the government archive for "Draining the Swamp."
I watched the original hearing twice on C-Span.
Ms. Doan was most duplicitous.

Posted by: consider wisely always on June 13, 2007 at 7:23 PM | PERMALINK

WHEN are people going to come to the realization that all the ugly political firings of the US attorneys was not so much a problem with Gonzales or even Lurita Doan BUT of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney?

Even as Bush comes out and said that Dems are using “Political Theater”, its isn’t the Dems but Bush who politicizes matters of war, matters of law, matters of ethical behavior in office, used talk of political actions to cover his own political actions – just exactly the way Joseph McCarthy made accusations to keep himself in power and re-direct the problem? The nation press and median have done nothing except the help Bush and Cheney do these to it’s nation of readers.

The answer the DEMS refuse to face is that Gonzales, Lurita Doan, Donald Rumsfield, illegal wiretapping, isolationist policies, trashing of Valerie Plame, Hans Blix and the cloud that libby lied for are ALL pointing at Bush and Dick Cheney – the source of all the lies, the misinformation, the complete mis-use of office is coming from Bush and Dick Cheney.

Why doesn’t Waxman get serious and ask Bush and Cheney to resigned – or face impeachment proceedings – Bush appointed these people BECAUSE they are unethical - Bush won’t want it any other way.

Dems are waiting far too late to do anything, particularly with the no-confidence vote on Gonzales - They wait too late to subpoena - and so nobody takes congressional Dems seriously if they don't know how to take themselves seriously.

Congressional Dems just keep wanted to play the kick-me game, they continue playing the victim, being ridiculed and called names by this administration.


Posted by: Me_again on June 13, 2007 at 7:46 PM | PERMALINK

oops, lots of typos - sorry

Posted by: Me_again on June 13, 2007 at 7:54 PM | PERMALINK

I would have liked to see a Congressman ask, "Are you saying this is simply a matter what 'is' is?"

And then I'd like to see someone stuff a sock in her stupid mouth and beat her with a stick.

Posted by: absent observer on June 13, 2007 at 8:25 PM | PERMALINK

We should not be surprise remember Bob Livingstons, Dollar Bill Jefferson, Huey Long, Russell Long, Judge Perez and many, many more? They are all from Louisiana. So too is Lurita Doan. She learned early its who you know and is milking it for all it is worth.

Posted by: David Triche on June 13, 2007 at 9:46 PM | PERMALINK

Any Latin IV student recognizes the hortatory, or jussive, subjunctive. It's a common feature of classical languages generally, not just Koine -- New Testament -- Greek.

Not that that makes its use as an affirmative defense any less risible, mind you.

Posted by: Davis X. Machina on June 13, 2007 at 9:54 PM | PERMALINK

The teaser lede wasn't enough to make me click through to the link you provided. But my annoyance at your frequent use of (uninformative and context-free) teaser ledes was enough to compel me to leave this comment.

Sorry for the rant.

Posted by: Mark on June 13, 2007 at 11:29 PM | PERMALINK

OK, Lurita lied through her teeth. Why hasn't Waxman moved to have her held in contempt? We all know why he hasn't referred her to the DOJ for perjury. Perhaps because she's a little dimmer than a lot of Bushies and thus more obvious, Lurita is a perfect poster child for this administration, and a sorry poster it is.

Posted by: Malcolm on June 13, 2007 at 11:53 PM | PERMALINK

OK, Lurita lied through her teeth. Why hasn't Waxman moved to have her held in contempt? We all know why he hasn't referred her to the DOJ for perjury. Perhaps because she's a little dimmer than a lot of Bushies and thus more obvious, Lurita is a perfect poster child for this administration, and a sorry poster it is.

Posted by: Malcolm on June 13, 2007 at 11:53 PM | PERMALINK

I emailed Ms. Doan suggesting she go quietly but I have the feeling she doesn't have that much sense.

Posted by: Alan Coltharp on June 14, 2007 at 1:05 AM | PERMALINK




 

 

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