The alternate RNC email accounts the White House was using to talk about the effective dismantling of the Justice Department? It turns out they got lost. The White House just can’t find them anywhere. They called the Geek Squad and everything. And now the Democrats are going to try to manipulate a simple IT problem to score political points. Because turning the United States Justice Department into a Party Apparatus is political. To even question it is political. Gutting federal civil rights enforcement, suppressing minority and poor voting to rig elections, and gross corruption are simply political issues.
Hasn’t it pretty much been a coup d’etat? (Not bloodless, either.)
It’s almost over, though. I think the White House will simply try to run out the clock, most likely in court, over issues of Executive Privilege. And, it appears, simply lose documents or get foggy memories when the Privilege option isn’t there.
Is that going to fly? I mean, really, is claiming to accidentally lose all the emails something they are going to get a pass on? After everything else that has happened? Is that really OK? If so, what’s not OK for an Administration or President to try? (If you read only one link in this story, that’s the one.) Is it OK if they lose documents again or, if convenient, falsify documents again? (Did I mention I had yellowcake for my birthday tonight?)
If they can stick to legal disputes surrounding Executive Privilege, they have a chance to make it to ’08. If they have to produce documents, time will run out on them. And when that happens…what happens? Things could could get awfully weird politically, socially and legally, but it’s hard for me to see the White House ever giving in if push comes to shove. Does Bush ever walk up that big airline staircase, turn and wave Nixon-style?
Not a chance, unless they find those emails.