Failure to See the Light
Helpful readers and bloggers continue to help me see the error of my ways on the Gonzales/Purgegate matter (above cartoon from last week.) Specifically I've been pointed to this site for edification on the background of the firings of the U.S. prosecutors.
Every time I try to get outraged about this issue I find the sand running through my fingers.
If you know my work, you know that I have an almost knee-jerk reflex to find fault with this administration. After six years, the only thing I admire about Dubya is that he works out every day.
But I still find it tough to get outraged when an acceptable and legal action (the firing of the prosecutors for any reason at all) is simply defended poorly. There has to be an offense at the heart of the matter for the stonewalling around it to be outrageous.
If it comes out that the firings were in some way illegal, I will be the first to jump on the perpetrator (my footprints are already all over Karl Rove).
But if I have a ham sandwich for lunch and tell you I had turkey, it is still legal to have had a ham sandwich. One may legitimately wonder why in the hell I would tell you I had turkey, and that lie may give you added reason to mistrust me. But unless it was wrong to have had a ham sandwich to begin with, the situation is properly filed under Baffling, not Criminal.
Help me understand if I am continuing to miss the point.