Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cherche la slime

There is a broad and thick trail of slime following Mr. Cheney out of Washington and indeed if we could follow that trail, history could actually reflect what happened over the last 8 years, but sadly, Cheney seems to have succeeded in establishing a separate agency, outside the executive branch but funded by it, that is as invisible, yet as massive as the dark matter physicists are in love with these days. In short, the evidence that might foster indictments has disappeared, some reported destroyed. Of what remains, only that which Cheney allows to be viewed by posterity will be released. Cheney and Bush may have left behind a Temple of History as filled with booby traps, poison arrows, rolling boulders and pits of quicksand that no future historian, with or without fedora and bullwhip can penetrate.

District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, a US District Judge often sympathetic to the legal arguments of the junta, has written a 63-page opinion stating that:
"Congress drastically limited the scope of outside inquiries related to the vice president's handling of his own records during his term in office."
In other words, the National Archive will no longer be able to determine what's important to keep of the records not yet shredded or destroyed. Dick Cheney's legacy will be what he wants it to be, not what it is, and in the language of Tense Logic: pGPp “What is, will always have been.”


d.K. said...

But... what about the image of Bush's era ending with Cheney being wheeled down the ramp in a wheelchair, unable to stand under the weight of his misdeeds and evil? The "strained back" story whereby he supposedly hurt himself lifting moving boxes doesn't cut it for me. I'm not religious, but I think the weight of what he has wrought prevented him from standing on his final day in office. It was so fitting and appropriate that this proud, arrogant rogue was pushed out by the strength of someone else, his own body failing on the day it really counted. KARMA, amigo.

Capt. Fogg said...

There was sort of a karmic smell in the air, wasn't there? Some wag on the Randi Rhodes show today said he strained his back leaning over the shredder too long. Of course we know he doesn't have to shred when the government will protect his secrets for him.