Gee, I could have told them this several years ago: The Bush Justice Department, hamhanded as it became once Alberto Gonzales took over from the excellent John Ashcroft, was guilty of nothing other than political idiocy in its handling of the firing of eight U.S. attorneys. No crime was committed. I await the apologies from the breathless, moronic, biased, leftists in the establishment media who went ape over this almost-non-story in the first place.
Oh, by the way, wait, I DID say so several years ago. Oh, here too. And here. In just my second post on the matter, I wrote: Let’s all acknowledge that the organized political left is way out of line in suggesting that the latest Republican “scandal” has criminal ramifications — and move on. The reality is that the left is taking advantage not of formal malfeasance but of sheer incompetence and political tone-deafness on the right.
As the New York Times‘ Opinionator blog noted on April 20, 2007:
The American Spectator’s Quin Hillyer mounted a semi-defense of Gonzales by arguing that the attorney general is not mendacious, just moronic. “I really believe he is no deliberate liar,” Hillyer wrote at his magazine’s blog. “I think even the Dems are starting to realize that his problem isn’t with honesty; it’s a major problem with cluelessness. He comes across like Dan Quayle in that first press conference after Bush named him as his running mate. I.e, just not up to the job.”
Again, I repeat: Apologies — and MAJOR headlines — are due from the establishment media. If it was news that allegations of illegality were made, then it darn well should be news that these innocent (but sometimes stupid) people have been cleared of any crimes.