It is the only explanation for the willingness of the Washington Post editorial pages to carry the putrid bilgewater for this administration.
Apparently five million missing emails is no big deal - certainly this is no missing 18 minutes of audiotape. Silly reactionary Democrats!
But it's not particularly helpful, as Mr. Leahy did in a speech on the Senate floor, to invoke "the infamous 18-minute gap in the Nixon White House tapes" or to accuse the administration of deliberately causing the e-mails to disappear. If White House aides were trying to conduct government business off the official record, why would they have sent e-mails from their gwb43.com accounts to Justice Department officials at the Justice officials' government addresses?
Off the top of my head, I would say because they aren't very smart.As Atrios would say, this has been another edition of Simple Answers to Simple Questions
At the same time, we can understand the frustration of Mr. Leahy and his colleagues. The good news Thursday was that White House counsel Fred F. Fielding finally responded to letters from Mr. Leahy and others about lawmakers' request for access to White House
And by the way, I have a low fucking tolerance for willfully obtuse mendacity.It is Senator Leahy. Not Mr. Leahy. Senator Leahy. Use the appropriate honorific when you refer to the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. When you don't you just tip your hand that you are really just a bunch of sniveling little bitches who don't want to offend the jackals that control the access.
For the record, five million emails is a big deal. It's a huge deal. Serious crimes might have been committed, crimes that undermine the foundation of our very democracy. And then there are the apparent cover-ups that compound the problem.
Washington Post, you have been dropping the ball a lot lately.
I know you have real journalists on staff that still do some stellar reporting. That makes this idiocy that much harder to take. Maybe your op-ed staff needs a retreat with Dana Priest to have their journalistic roots refreshed?