Inevitably, someone gets careless and knocks the whole thing down, blowing all their hard work.
Or, in this case, someone comes by and does it for you.
For right-wingers, expect the normal deluge of "partisan smear" this, "liberal bias" that. For lefties, congratulations on justice long overdue.
Tom DeLay was indicted today for campaign fund misuse (which appears, in the scheme of things, to be the equivalent of getting Al Capone sent up on tax evasion charges - not the big one we'd hoped for, but sure as hell did the job). The fact that he's finally been indicted after all this time (and after friends of his were already indicted) is a good sign that there's some weight to the charges. Ronnie Earle, who has prosecuted primarily Democrats, led the charge, so I'm sure Jonah Goldberg will be furiously posting, re-posting, and updating VERY soon.
Bill Frist is rumored to have reaped $2-$6 million for his "blind trust" stock sale in HCA. Apparently, even though he's part owner of the company and there are emails from his trust to him personally discussing his holdings and earnings (in violation of blind trust laws and, indeed, the inherent purpose of a blind trust), he only "directed the sale of the stock" in order "to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest." Well, those conflict of interest queries have been thrown his direction since 1999, so what made it such a fucking emergency now?
Apparently, it was HCA's insiders selling off $18.6 million in stock. Now THAT'S a fucking emergency.
Any takers on how many days it takes Blanco to bitch-slap Michael Brown back to the horse stables? Even Chertoff is making his distance clear. Lesson to Brownie: when you're a bitch for the Bush administration, just suck, don't bite.