The Daily Show – Hearing Problems By Manila Ryce

Dandelion Salad

By Manila Ryce
Published Thursday, July 26th, 2007, 5:58 am

Stewart prefaces his analysis of the Attorney General’s testimony to Congress with the fact that Josh Bolton and Harriet Miers were cited with Contempt of Congress by the House Judiciary Committee for refusing to testify under oath about the US attorney firings, but that the citation will never come to be since it’s Gonzales’ job to enforce it. With all the stupid moves these people have made, I’m almost compelled to applaud when something this genius, albeit evil, is revealed. As was the case with previous Gonzales hearings, there is plenty of dodging, contradiction, and withdrawn admissions of guilt in this most recent encounter. To sum it up, the administration does what it chooses and answers to no one since they’ve done away with congressional oversight.

Stewart’s Money Quote: “So if I can get this straight, and I’m sure I can’t. Alberto Gonzales is saying basically there are problems, of which he can not speak, for which he is responsible, yet not to blame, and that he is the only one who can clean up the mess… that he can neither confirm nor deny exists.”



Olbermann: Sen. Patrick Leahy on Gonzales Testimony + Gonzales repeatedly lied to the Senate + VA Heal Thyself (videos)

Mutual Contempt (video; Snow)

House Vote on Contempt (video)

TPMtv: Alberto Gonzales: Lying Liar Edition (video)