Speaker of the House, and nominal "Democratic" 'leader' Nancy Pelosi, has been SO SLOW to NOTICE THE ABJECT, CRIMINAL CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS by President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and their officials (former and currently serving), that Pelosi's long overdue demands for a Department of Justice Grand Jury investigation into that contempt barely qualifies as "leadership" at all. Just imagine what the history books will write of Ms. Pelosi in a dozen years: "SHE KNEW that the Bush White House and its officials were CONTEMPTUOUS of Congressional subpoenaes, but she DID NOTHING for the first dozen months of her term as Speaker of the 110th Congress"!
Madam Speaker, JUSTICE DELAYED for American citizens WRONGED by Bush administration ABUSES OF POWER, is _JUSTICE DENIED._
Justice NOT ENFORCED is CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE and even DERELICTION OF DUTY to "preserve and defend" the Constitution of the United States.
Madam Speaker, WE SUGGEST YOU MAKE A LIST of all your WAR-LOBBY donors - from Lockheed Martin to General Dynamics to AIPAC to Wall St. - and ask yourself "IS a $10,000 donation from any of these lobbyists, worth going down in history as the Speaker of the House who was BLIND, IMPOTENT, and INCOMPETENT to the serial, gross abuses of law of the Bush-Cheney White House?"
Much less from the Machiavellian point of view - as Keith Olbermann pointed out last night, the TELECOMS ARE NOT CONTRIBUTING TO REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES this campaign season, because the BUSH-CHENEY WHITE HOUSE PUT THEM IN CRIMINAL JEAPORDY, a CRIMINAL JEAPORDY that YOU, Madam Speaker, REFUSE TO RESOLVE SWIFTLY and judiciously!
It is rare when Machiavellian precepts ALIGN WITH JUSTICE, but here they are - the Telecoms who cooperated with Bush's ILLEGAL, WARRANTLESS SURVEILLANCE, are NOT donating to Republican candidates... and STILL Speaker Pelosi is CLUELESS, LIKE A DEER IN HEADLIGHTS, about AGGRESSIVELY PURSUING JUSTICE against the CRIMINAL wrong-doings, systematic degredation of the Bush White House and Justice Department, and even CONSPIRATORIAL, in-your-face CRIMINAL CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS!
FOR SHAME, MADAM SPEAKER! YOU HAVE A _CONSTITUTIONAL_OBLIGATION_ to PROSECUTE AMERICAN JUSTICE, to DEFEND the American legal, legislative, and constitutional system against systematic subversion... and this you REFUSE TO DO in an energetic, forceful, systematic, and thorough manner!
Requesting that the Justice Department hold a Grand Jury inquirey is only a first step in CONFRONTING the SERIAL ABUSES OF LAW by the Bush-Cheney White House, and we hope and pray that the Speaker of the House demonstrate some LEADERSHIP QUALITIES commensurate with her office.
Nancy Pelosi Requests Grand Jury Into Contempt For Miers, Bolten
by LARA JAKES JORDAN
February 28, 2008
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked the Justice Department on Thursday to open a grand jury investigation into whether President Bush's chief of staff and former counsel should be prosecuted for contempt of Congress.
Pelosi, D-Calif., demanded that the department pursue misdemeanor charges against former White House counsel Harriet Miers for refusing to testify to Congress about the firings of federal prosecutors in 2006 and against chief of staff Josh Bolten for failing to turn over White House documents related to the dismissals.
She gave Attorney General Michael Mukasey one week to respond and said refusal to take the matter to a grand jury will result in the House's filing a civil lawsuit against the Bush administration.
THE [Bush] WHITE HOUSE BRANDED THE REQUEST as "TRULY CONTEMPTIBLE." The Justice Department said it had received Pelosi's request and anticipated providing further guidance after Mukasey's review. It noted "long-standing department precedent" in such cases against letting a U.S. attorney refer a congressional contempt citation to a grand jury or prosecute an executive branch. The top House Republican called it "a partisan political stunt" and "a complete waste of time," according to a spokesman.