Will Fredo Rat Out the DickFather?

Via TPM

But he also took time, in response to Blitzer’s questioning, to defend his record on torture. He declared, “I did my best to defend our country,” and seemed eager to make clear that he was still at the White House, not the Justice Department, when DOJ signed off on those “harsh interrogation techniques.”

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It’s noticeable that Gonzo isn’t following the Cheney model in his appearances: staking out a role as an aggressive, no-apologies defender of the Bush administration. But nor is he offering even faint criticism of any of his former colleagues, or suggesting that he’s rethought any past positions.

It is of course just one semi-anonymous bloggers impression…..But Fredo Gonzales has never struck me as a Monumental Pillar of Moral Strength.

Iirc, he was voted “most likely to turn State’s evidence” in High School.

He was honored by the National Cobblers Guild as the Bootlicker of the Year. Twice.

He was the only White House official to ever have an endorsement deal. With Chapstick.

In his testimony before Congress, it often seemed as if he was alternating between starting to openly weep….and trying to keep a straight face while endlessly and aggressively Not Recalling the crimes he was complicit in.

I predict that merely placing him in a locked room with a picture of a board and a picture of a pitcher of water would cause him to sing like Beverly Sills before the door was closed.

IF we had an real investigation into the Bushco Torture Program, and I was one of the investigators, I would beat a path to his door posthaste.

Consider that to be advice, Senator Whitehouse!

 

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  1. Get in the Dock, not in the boat!

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  2. they’re all “dickwads” with Cheney being the loudest of them.  These unmerciful, depraved Trojans of warmongering — bombing, killing, maiming, bombing, killing, maiming — torturing mercenaries of greed and sexual perversion — would buckle in minutes, if administered any part or all of what they have perpetrated on innocent human beings.  The only reason Cheney, even Bush, are still speaking loud, strong and confident is because they’ve gotten away with it all — they feel even more empowered!  I also feel that they, the whole lot of the sick crew, feel some confidence that they will NOT be held accountable, but still seek justification for their actions from the general public, just in case.

    But, you know, Cheney, and all of those sickos always have a hidden agenda, and they still do.  Yep, as to Cheney:

    . . . . He presents himself as a Defender of the American People, warning of terrible calamities unless the policies championed by the Bush Administration are kept in place.  A few analysts have noted that the policies he advocates are ones Bush himself rejected during his second term.

    So what is all this ranting and fomenting about?  It turns out Dick Cheney’s playing an old smoke and mirrors trick.  

    According to Jim Rutenberg and Motoko Rich in  the New York Times, the ex-VP has been shopping his memoir to New York publishers.

    “A person familiar with discussions Mr. Cheney has had with publishers said he was seeking more than $2 million for his advance.  That sum may prove hard to get in this economic climate, especially given his generally low approval ratings, which publishers view as a potential–but not certain–harbinger for sales.”

    President Bush has a deal, as do Donald Rumsfeld and Karl Rove.  Annoyingly one of Cheney’s policy opponents in the Bush administration, Condoleeza Rice, has a three-book deal with Crown.  Even former first lady Laura Bush has a book deal.  Seeing his colleagues in the Bush administration nail down lucrative deals, it now appears he developed a strategy to create a media storm to ” his standing in the polls.  [Note:  link does not work]

    All these months he played the part of a patriot sounding a rallying cry to save his beloved country from imminent danger.  In fact, he was just doing a PR jig, throwing confetti in the air to attract attention so he would get a big fat book deal. . . .  

    So, the whole lot of them have been friggin’ busy writing books to further enrich themselves and to, hopefully, “change” the course of how they may be viewed by historians — and, last, but not least, George Bush needs to fill up his library!  And, Barbara Bush will be busy disseminating their books to schools as “history.”  

     

    • rb137 on May 30, 2009 at 2:34 am

    I don’t recall…

    • Edger on May 30, 2009 at 4:08 am

       

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