September 1, 2007

More Politicized Justice

TPMmuckraker has the story of how the Bush Justice Department interviewed candidates:
"Do you believe in God? Are you gay? Have you cheated on your spouse? What's your position on abortion? Should gays be allowed to marry? Have you contributed to Republican candidates? What kind of conservative are you?

Welcome to Bush's Department of Justice. Those are just some of the questions that investigators think may have been asked during interviews for both career and political positions at the Department over the past three years."
Amazing how these people pushed--not for competence--but for loyalty at every possible place in our government. Not loyalty to America, but loyalty to a particular brand of conservatism and this administration.


Speaking of actual loyalty, I love this story about how the recent GAO report was leaked to stop Bush's people from watering it down:
"The person who provided the draft report to The Post said it was being conveyed from a government official who feared that its pessimistic conclusions would be watered down in the final version -- as some officials have said happened with security judgments in this month's National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq."


Finally, Karl Rove has written an oped for a conservative rag (not going to link) saying that History will see Bush as a great man and wise leader.

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