So I have really avoided writing about this whole USA scandal because it has just been too much coming at once to really wrap around. But with the latest bits falling into place, it’s pretty damn clear. and Marie Cocco @ Truthdig sums it up nicely:
It is time to stop referring to the “fired U.S attorneys scandal” by that misnomer, and call it what it is: a White House-coordinated effort to use the vast powers of the Justice Department to swing elections to Republicans.
This is no botched personnel switch. It is not even a political spat between the fired U.S. attorneys and Bush administration officials who deemed some of them insufficiently zealous in promoting the department’s law enforcement priorities. Connect the dots and you see an insidious effort to corrupt the American electoral system. It’s Watergate without the break-in or the bagmen.
I agree. When you look at everything that has come out this is no longer a normal liberal-conservative spat or some standard political fight. This is just an insane breach of public trust, and utterly criminal. An I also agreee with her conclusion:
No set of coincidences could possibly result in this pattern. It suggests a scheme to use the levers of government to shape the pool of voters in favor of the ruling party. In a fledgling democracy, we would consider this shocking corruption. The chilling truth is that it can happen here—and apparently it did.
Check it out, it’s worth the read.