The gift that keeps on giving

Saturday, January 21, 2006
Via Glen and Just One Minute this harbinger of things to come. There will be two big stories this year: (1)The Steelers and Seahawks will advance to the superbowl after tomorrows games, and the Steelers will win the superbowl; and (2) the whole insider Washington DC media/bureaucrat/leaker thing will blow up and be exposed for all to see. I firmly believe that the Libby trial will lay bare for all to see just how rotten the DC system is--for any of us who have worked in DC we all understand it; clearly, the American public has never seen its rotten underside.

Now, the Libby trial, with every big name reporter and TV personality potentially required to testify, their reporting, grand jury testimony and what they say on the stand will be parsed to death--and in the end, the whole rotten MSM-insider DC system is likely to collapse. I am SO glad the NYT advocated for a special prosecutor; I am so glad Fitzgeral let his elephant mouth overload his hummingbird butt at his extended presser; I am so glad the reporters have continued to write, blog and publish--WHAT A PAPER TRAIL

The Libby Trial will be for political junkies what the OJ and Scott Peterson trials were for others--

In the words of our President: "BRING IT ON" and let the subpoenas fly.

24 comments:

Skookumchuk said...

Well, here's hoping - I agree completely 'cept the Steelers part.

MeaninglessHotAir said...

I agree that the whole mess has become and is becoming rotten to the core. I don't agree that this will change anything.

The root problem, when you think about it, is that too much money has been taken from too many people and concentrated in too small a place. Human nature is what it is, not what we wish it to be, and with all that money and very little accountability, it's just a matter of time before the bloodsuckers, those without morals, those without compunction, will gather round the trough and eat for all they are worth.

I don't agree that the whole rotten edifice will come tumbling down. If anything, it is likely to grow. Keep in mind that it exists for a reason. People want their lives to be better than they are, we all suffer, we all want more without having to make sacrifices ourselves, and voting ourselves more and bigger programs will never lose its appeal. After all, we can always take the money from "Big Oil", "Big Defence", or whoever the current demons may turn out to be.

We can be relatively sure that the super rich like Kerry, Kennedy, et al. will be at the forefront of these movements, knowing full well that it is not they who will be forced to bear the burden. They will always maintain their tax dodges abroad.

CF said...

It may not all come down, but a great deal will be exposed for the first time. And the best part is I can honestly say ,"I told you so" because I did.

Skookumchuk said...

meaniglesshotair:

We can be relatively sure that the super rich like Kerry, Kennedy, et al. will be at the forefront of these movements, knowing full well that it is not they who will be forced to bear the burden. They will always maintain their tax dodges abroad.

I've often wondered what would happen if it really hit the fan and we were faced with the gritty work of having to rebuild our country out of chaos over a period of decades. Would the Kerrys and Kennedys stick it out, or hole up in a condo someplace in Gstaad?

RogerA said...

Skook: my head is with the Hawks; my heart with the Steelers. I think emotional intensity is going to overcome the skill advantages I know the Hawks have over the Steelers. And I think Cowher is a better coach than Holmgren, and that long haired safety the steelers have is phenomenal.

Skookumchuk said...

RogerA: Maybe.

Glenmore said...

Be careful what you wish for ....
Perhaps the media will be hoist on their own petard. Or perhaps Rove and Cheney will be dragged down with Libby. And 'perception is reality', at least in politics, so it would not matter whether anyone was convicted - repeated accusations are sufficient to cause great damage. In this case, damage to the principals, and to the country as a whole.

Charlie (Colorado) said...

(1)The Steelers and Seahawks will advance to the superbowl after tomorrows games, and the Steelers will win the superbowl;

I doan' theeeeeenk so, Ceeeesco.

Skookumchuk said...

No friggen way. Other way around.

RogerA said...

Glenmore: thats my point--I dont personally care who gets dragged down--it is the whole system of MSM-government relationships that I think need to get dragged down; and you are, of course, right on point when you say that repeated accusations are what cause the problem; to wit: "culture of corruption," WMD, etc--I dont deny any of what you say

My basic issue is that this indictment and subsequent trial has the potential for laying bare the nasty underside of American Politics, and exposing all the players for the hypocrites they are (Administration, media, et al)

And as to the more important point expressed by my Colorado colleague" "badge? badge? I don need no stinkin badge--Steelers by six)

RogerA said...

I have discovered one of the dirty little secrets of blogging: in order to get the comment numbers up, ALWAYS refer to predictions about sporting events (apologies to our feminine side who obviously dont care much about this). It doesnt matter much about the political stuff, but DAMN--tweak some sporting events and the hit count will go up!!

OK: Denver-Steelers: Steelers by six; Seattle-Carolina: Hawks by 14

Barry Dauphin said...

So as far as big stories of the year go, you're saying there will be bombs dropped in the Steelers-Broncos game but no Iranian bombs dropped.

RogerA said...

Barry--as much as I wish your comment would come true, I doubt it

I dont think we (the US) nor clearly anyone else has the gumption to do it

terrye said...

What has the Libby trial got to do with the Steelers or goverment programs and sacrifice and all that?

I think the Libby thing will be anti climatic and I think that 50 years from now people might find out about all the dirty little secrets.

Syl said...

glenmore

I think the meme that the Administration retaliated against a whistleblower will DIE because of this.

I doubt the entire underbelly will be exposed, but what I hope for, ultimately, is that the American people will become wiser concerning anonymous leaks and learn to analyse for themselves the motivation behind every anonymous statement in the press.

Anonymous statements/leaks are the lifeblood of the MSM.

The Plame affair has taught me that. Something I should have been aware of years and years ago. Hopefully more of the public were learn the same lesson.

What's coming next is anonymous leaks from State who are totally against Condi's new policy of taking foreign service types out of Europe and putting them in hellholes where America needs a presence.

The accusations are going to fly, and those of us who have learned the leaking game are prepared. The American public will learn the lesson we have learned for the future though it will not come in time for the next onslaught.

Specter said...

Well...the news about how Libby's defense is going to be handled is interesting. Can you imagine what is going to happen when the subpoenas start going out to all those reporters and media houses? Follow that with many, many depositions and the fear of perjury. It is going to be fun to watch....and Fitz is going to look like an even bigger idiot.

Go Steelers

Buddy Larsen said...

Syl is right--Condi has bitten of a chunk of Dem turf and the response will be ugly. Think CIA vs Bush.

Dem methods+50 yrs control of DC=hellhole of hellholes for any outside mover/shaker.

CF said...

What are the foreign service folks going to leak about? All the ones I ever met only know about the best places to eat/shop in the places they've been posted to.(If you saw Wilson you saw them all--well, mostly all.)

Buddy Larsen said...

You may have a point there, cf. Out of teeth-grinding earshot, we may be safe.

Buddy Larsen said...

O/T, but, looks like '06 will bne a comeback year for Hollywood (here's two of many coming afflictions):

Fearful Deadly Fear: Blacklisted 1950's screenwriter Damon Runyan (Tim Robbins) writes a secret screenplay about the the McCarthy-era blacklists, in this 1950's blacklist drama set against the background of the McCarthy era blacklists.

Cold Humpcrack Creekwater: Two retarded Gay cowgirl sisters (Rene Zellweger, Jenna Jameson) defy a fundamentalist sherriff (Hovercraft Phoenix) and discover love in this 1930's period piece set in the Appalachian outback of Nebraskansaw.

Bring the pop, corn!

CF said...

buddy, what Hollywood needs right now is another couple of Polish Jewish immigrants from the garment district who love America and understand it.Unfortunately, that's rather impossible.

Maybe some Indian immigrants will step up to the plate.

Knucklehead said...

Re: Condi and State. I think she's found a clever way to clean house that nobody was willing to take before. A whole lot of State Dept. "career professionals" will decide that the they are sufficiently vested and go look for work elsewhere. State needs some fresh blood and new ideas in the upper layers. The Bush administration has three more years to pump it there. Go Condi!

Buddy Larsen said...

cf, Rodgers and Hammerstein? Oklahoma, Oklahoma, we know we belong to the land, and the land we belong to is grand, soooo (etcetera etcetera) YIPEEE!!!

Garment district Polish Jews grabbing us right in the mid-section, "Hey, you! American!"

Thanks for the lift--whether you meant those two or not!
\:-)

Buddy Larsen said...

And a little black girl from Alabama, all grown-up now and shaking the foundations of the Great Foggy Bottom Establishment.

Incredible, wonderful, revolutionary, and OBL's ass.