Remember story about how the U.S. Attorney for Guam got fired by the White House when it looked as if he might be getting too close to one of Abramoff’s crooked deals? Well, Arianna Huffington reports that the other shoe is about to drop. Yummy!
The original story fingered Karl Rove as the intermediary bad guy between Abramoff’s need and Bush’s action. It’s possible that Rove took the initiative in what seems to have been an obstruction of justice, without telling his boss about the background. But with Abramoff singing, it seems very likely that we’re going to learn exactly what Abramoff said to Rove, and what Rove told Abramoff about Bush’s involvement.
Back when this first broke I said that, if it could be shown that Bush dismissed a prosecutor in order to keep one of his political buddies out of prison, that would clearly constitute an impeachable offense. It’s not that I imagine that articles of impeachment could actually pass. But it’s time to start offering resolutions of inquiry, forcing the Republicans to endorse corruption by voting against them