Monday, August 27, 2007

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Resigns; Michael Chertoff Floated as Replacement


Read: "Ran Out of Town on a Rail."
I don't think I'd be sticking my neck out too far if I opined that, given Rove's and Gonzales' resignations, Poppy Bush must have sent James Baker to D.C. to chide and advise Jr. Perhaps Karl Rove devised the plan; for it is obvious that if this Administration continues on the current track, the Republican's chances in November 2008 are all but shot.

Another possibility is that something big is about to break in the Congressional investigations of the Attorney General's Office. Remember Jack Abramoff, Tom DeLay, Karl Rove, Ralph Reed and the K-Street Lobbying Scandals? The associated bribery scandals of several Republican representatives? The scandal that involved Native American casinos and the fraud and murder intrigue that accompanied the acquisition of Sun Cruise Gambling Ships in Florida? All of these scandals are being connected to Karl Rove and the Office of Attorney General. And don't forget the scandal over NSA's wiretapping of American citizens without warrants that just will not go away. All a part of one soiled cloth.

Abramoff, Rove and possibly Gonzales [when Gonzales served as White House Counsel] were scheming to set-up lobbyist-paid "holidays," complete with whores [cf. Pamela Martin & Associates, the "D.C. Madam"] off shore gambling and money laundering [for the GOP in the wake of campaign finance reform] -- you know, the customary shenanigans in Jeb Bush's Florida.

The Wayne Madsen Report even points to possible connections with last weekend's triple murder of Republican campaign insiders in Orlando.

Ralph Gonzalez, a top GOP political consultant and veteran campaign manager for a number of current Republican office holders, was found shot to death, along with his roommate, David Abrami, and another friend, Robert Drake, yesterday. The bodies of the three men were found in Gonzalez's Orlando home in the Hickory Cove subdivision, which also doubled as an office for his Strategum Group, Gonzalez's political consulting firm. Strategum's website also indicates it maintains offices in Atlanta and Nevada.

Police determined the three men had been dead since August 21.

Gonzalez was the former head of the Georgia Republican Party and was a close confidant of Georgia Lieutenant Governor candidate and former Christian Coalition head Ralph Reed. Reed was also close to convicted GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff and helped broker various Indian casino deals with Abramoff.
It's probably a bit too early to assert any connection to the murders in Florida -- unless you have intelligence connections like Wayne Madsen -- but one does wonder. Where there is a cover-up these days, we seem to have fallen into the habit of suspecting our Machiavellian players in the Bush Administration. Their names just keep popping up.

But how does this affect Texas politics? Notice how many of the players are from Texas? There has been recent conjecture in Texas Democratic Party circles that Karl Rove is heading our way, perhaps not only to manage the campaign of the ultimate Republican presidential candidate in 2008 from his Texas base, but also to assist Yes-Man Senator John Cornyn, whose reelection prospects in Texas look dismal from any perspective.

Adding to the intrigue are rumors that Homeland Securities Michael Chertoff may replace Gonzales as AG. At Homeland Security, it is Chertoff who administers the current migrant worker chase along our southern borders. If insiders are right about his selection, which has apparently been floated by the Bush Administration to test the public response, Chertoff would be in the most strategic position to affect the exploitation of the immigration issue as part of the Republican Party's reinvention of its infamous "Souther Strategy" by which covert racism was used to create a wedge in the traditional Democrat base to lure white male voters to the Republican Party.

You just gotta wonder: What planet are these guys living on? According to the Washington Post, in the wake of the Gonzales resignation announcement here is what our astute and "straight-talking" President George W. Bush had to say from Crawford about his scandal embroiled Attorney General:

"It's sad that we live in a time when a talented and honorable person like Alberto Gonzales is impeded from doing important work because his good name was dragged through the mud for political reasons," Bush said.
Well, shut my mouth! Surely he continues to believe with all his "born again" heart that Fox News and it's purveyors of the "Noble Lie" have had their intended Straussian effect on cud-chewing viewers all over America.

--progress

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