1 October 2005
Has the U.S., ever had so many high-ranking government officials under investigation at the same time? The Bush administration is going to make tricky Dick's debacle look like a cake walk. Federal auditors now say that the Bush administration violated the law by buying favorable news coverage of President Bush's education policies, by making payments to the conservative commentator Armstrong Williams, and by hiring a public relations company to analyze media perceptions of the Republican Party. The investigators, from the Government Accountability Office, say that the Bush administration has disseminated "covert propaganda" in the United States, in violation of U.S. law. This makes sense to me. When I pay my taxes, I don't expect it to go to the newly founded Bush Ministry of Propaganda. And this in the wake of the DeLay indictment and that Martha-wannabe Frist. I think Shrub's purpose in life is to make even the most anti-Nixon among us realize that tricky-Dick really wasn't as bad as it gets.
Posted by Karlo at 8:57 p.m.