Monday, July 14, 2008

Karl Rove Above the Law And Congress & The Will of The People

Storming The Bastille July 14, 1789.

The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance.
Thomas Paine

The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
Thomas Paine

He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death.
Thomas Paine

I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.
Thomas Paine

A little song for Bastille Day And a message to Americans & all those longing for Justice

La Marsellaise: From La Vie EnRose

Arise children of the fatherland
The day of glory has arrived
Against us tyranny's
Bloody standard is raised
Listen to the sound in the fields
The howling of these fearsome soldiers
They are coming into our midst
To cut the throats of your sons and consorts
To arms citizens
Form your battalions
March, march
Let impure blood
Water our furrows
What do they want this horde of slaves
Of traitors and conspiratorial kings?
For whom these vile chains
These long-prepared irons?
Frenchmen, for us, ah!
What outrage
What methods must be taken?
It is us they dare plan
To return to the old slavery

Republicans claim Karl Rove's vacation plans trump congress or Unite States' Law.
The tragedy is that Rove and other members of the Bush Regime will get away with such lame excuses since they obey laws as they see fit. Will Obama and Hilary Clinton and the Democrats continue to make excuses for these people because when they are in power they would like to have the same powers as the people in the Bush Regime.
The YoungTurks
Karl Rove Can't Respond to a Subpoena - He's On Vacation

Republican Crony, Karl Rove Refuses Subpoena
Bush League Justice MSNBC

July 10, 2008 (Less info)
Former White House adviser Karl Rove has ignored a subpoena to testify in front of Congress about allegations of political pressure at the Justice Department. MSNBC broadcast.
and at YouTube also check out: Karl Rove : Suboena MSNBC

with a great woody allen line
Karl Rove not testifying before congress as he had fled the country
So how shifty are these guys. The Mafia has nothing on them.
Pull Up A chair Mr. Rove Friday 11 July 2008

by: Dana Milbank, The Washington Post

There was good reason for The Architect's quiet: He
was out of the country. He had no intention of appearing before Congress, and he
had sent the panel the equivalent of a doctor's note - from no less a medical
authority than White House counsel Fred Fielding - saying he did not have to
respond to the congressional subpoena.
So lawmakers decided to pull out one
of the most feared weapons in their arsenal: the empty-chair stunt. They printed
up a name card for "Mr. Karl Rove" and displayed it on the witness table. They
put out a glass of cold water with ice, and pointed the microphone toward an
empty wooden armchair.
"This meeting today is a travesty of a mockery of a
sham," protested Cannon, paraphrasing the great authority on separation-of-power
disputes, Woody Allen.
It was a mockery, to be sure, and it had elements of a
sham. But where was the travesty?
Congress knows the White House can run out
the clock on the various investigations into the Bush administration. White
House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former White House counsel Harriet Miers
have already been held in contempt of Congress - but even if Bush's Justice
Department decides to prosecute those cases, his administration will be out of
office before they are resolved. A contempt citation for Rove, which could come
as soon as next week, would face the same sort of delay.
...Rove's lawyer,
made clear that his absence had nothing to do with his foreign travel. "Mr. Rove
is not required to appear in response to the committee's subpoena. Accordingly,
the president has directed him not to do so," the White House counsel
and so it goes,

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