Thursday, March 08, 2007

"law-abiding Republican":

Michael Barone - Michael Barone! - writes the following about the Domenici - attorney purge business: (emp add)
As was revealed in Tuesday's congressional hearings on the scandal, David Iglesias described the phone call from Domenici as follows:
"He wanted to know if the [indictments] would be filed before November. ... I gave an answer to the effect of I didn't think so. ... He said, "I'm very sorry to hear that," and the line went dead, the telephone line went dead. I thought to myself, did he just hang up on me? ... He didn't call back; I didn't call back. I had a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach that something bad had happened, and within six weeks I got a call from [senior Justice Department official] Mike Battle saying that it was time for me to move on."
Domenici would not have made that call had either a Democrat or a law-abiding Republican been in the White House. He would not have had the temerity to throw his weight around to such an outrageous extent.
Barone says we don't have a law-abiding Republican in the White House. Does that mean impeachment is just around the corner?

UPDATE: Semi-hoax. TPM explains.


This article is misattributed to Barone. I assume this is due to a glitch at US News & World Report.

By Anonymous mark, at 3/08/2007 6:33 PM  

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