Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Low-key office launches high-profile inquiry


The Office of Special Counsel will investigate U.S. attorney firings and other political activities led by Karl Rove.

The new investigation, which will examine the firing of at least one U.S. attorney, missing White House e-mails, and White House efforts to keep presidential appointees attuned to Republican political priorities, could create a substantial new problem for the Bush White House.

First, the inquiry comes from inside the administration, not from Democrats in Congress. Second, unlike the splintered inquiries being pressed on Capitol Hill, it is expected to be a unified investigation covering many facets of the political operation in which Rove played a leading part.

"We will take the evidence where it leads us," Scott J. Bloch, head of the Office of Special Counsel and a presidential appointee, said in an interview Monday. "We will not leave any stone unturned."

Note to the Investigators: Thank you. Be sure to wear protective clothing, gloves, and a face mask to prevent contamination and disease. You'll have to burn them afterwards as well. You're going to be turning over the nastiest, slimiest rocks on the planet and I hope you all have strong stomachs.



Update deux:

(G. does Emily Litella impression) Never Mind. Jersey Guy informs me that I'm a naïve sap who just fell off the turnip truck. He's right. CorrenteWire:

So, who is Scott J. Bloch? I'm glad you asked:

Besides being the Justice contact for the Office of Faith [SIC] Based Pork Initiatives, he's obviously a "loyal Bushie." Bloch has all the earmarks of the species:

An 'earmark' is a notch cut in the ear of livestock to signify ownership. Fitting. Go read.

Yes, the outcome of any investigation of coyotes by coyotes will likely come up that the fault lay with the chickens and sheep.


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