"That the Bush White House has so perverted the system that I am even asking myself whether each and every prosecution that has been brought deserves public scrutiny for politicization is bad enough. That I have been asking myself whether the appointments to a lifetime service on the federal bench are equally tainted is the next step — and I am well past that point.* christy:
As an American citizen, as a lawyer, and as someone who beleives wholeheartedly in the principles behind the rule of law, I say this with as much disgust and disdain as I can muster: these people must answer publicly for their role in attempting to subvert the foundations of American government and justice. That means full testimony, under oath and in public. Anything less wil leave questions lingering in the minds of each and every lawyer who works within the criminal justice system — and that taint cannot be allowed to stand.
The Bush Administration made the decision to pervert the system of justice with their vile, political hackery. They can damn well stand up like adults and face the music for it."
"The modern Republican party is built on a foundation of smarm, run by two-bit snake oil salesmen and hucksters who think of nothing more than gathering more power and more opportunities to shovel money into the pockets of their cronies. At what point does America say enough?
Please, for the love of all that is holy, let that day be today."
* the remnants of Novak's brain fall out here in the WAPO. The big question is why on earth would he write that?