Remember what I said a while back about Dick Cheney?
So, on top of the document shredding he’s already done, he’s got boxes too heavy for him to lift that contain stuff he doesn’t trust anyone else to touch.Whatever’s in those boxes, you can be sure that it’s something that he has on somebody else, lots of somebody elses. And it must be awful.
Well, funny story; turns out that according to Congressional Quarterly, Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif), after having been “overheard on an NSA wiretap telling a suspected Israeli agent that she would lobby the Justice Department reduce espionage-related charges against two officials of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee” subsequently cut a deal with Alberto Gonzalez to have the charges dropped; in return (by which I mean, “or else you go to jail”) she helped convince the New York Times to scuttle a story about the illegal wiretapping that she herself had been caught in prior to the November 2004 elections, in all likelihood preventing her party’s candidate from winning that election.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this is the first of a couple of these reports that we’ll be hearing about in the next few years, and that there are dozens the public will never know about.
Apropos of nothing, you know that impending death of Old Media? About that: Dear Old Media, if you hadn’t gotten into bed, over and over, with these mendacious, corrupt motherfuckers, if you hadn’t sold out your reading public for whatever extra access you thought it was getting you, somebody might be mourning your loss right now. But now there’s nothing left to do but shovel the dirt over the bed you’ve made for yourselves, tramp it down and build something on top of it that actually aspires to the ideals you’ve been mouthing for so long.