Republican Culture of Corruption: Gibbons Edition
Washington, DC - Although the American people broke the Republican Party's grip on Washington in November, the Republican Culture of Corruption and its repercussions are still being felt around the country. The Wall Street Journal reported today that the FBI's political corruption unit is investigating potential kickbacks to ex-GOP Congressman Jim Gibbons from a defense contractor. Gibbons is now Governor of Nevada. [Wall Street Journal, 2/15/07]
WORLD MEDIA WATCH
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A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
A February 16 article in the Washington Post once again revealed that the Bush-Cheney wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran are just three of their wars. (You can be sure that covert activity is underway in Iran already through surrogates or through elite U.S. military units).
If his memory has been so bad
For so much of his working life
How in the world did he manage
To remember to out Wilson’s wife?
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
Scooter Libby had no problem leaking the identity of a CIA operative to cover up a lie. He had no problem lying about the leak under oath to a grand jury. But now Libby and his defense team have decided to cut and run from defending his actions at his own trial. Even his old boss, Dick Cheney, won't have to account for what happened.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan
It is always painful to watch George stumble his way through press conferences. He can't get through a sentence without at least two-three "uhs," his eyelids flutter up and down in what my daughter Carly calls the "liar's blink." It is painful that a human like that is ostensibly the leader of the free world. There is always a plethora of things that he says, does, or screws up on to write about but this time what caught my attention happened during the Q&A. George was asked if he thought the economic sanctions on Iran would work because so many European nations trade with that country.
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
While it seemed as though Chuck Hagel and John Warner had stepped up to the "statesmen" plate, in the end they stayed with the herd! Survival of a bastardized party is more important to the Repuglicans than America's survival! No wonder America's in trouble!!!
Very professional and high-priced
Who gets caught with all the money but swears
He can't recall planning the heist.