In what I would describe as a stunning, yes, STUNNING turn of events, Nancy Pelosi has finally taken it under advisement that she better start listening to her constituency. According to the Wall Street Journal today, Pelosi has asked the DOJ to take up the case of Harriet Miers and Josh Bolten for their activities in covering up for the White House with regard to the termination of several federal prosecutors. Further, Pelosi, aware that the DOJ will not likely be cooperative in this matter, has added a threat for insurance purposes. Read below:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked DOJ: To open a grand jury investigation and pursue misdemeanor charges against Harriet Miers, the former White House counsel, and Joshua Bolten, President Bush’s chief-of-staff for contempt of Congress. Miers refused to testify to Congress regarding the dismissals of federal prosecutors in 2006. As for Bolten, he failed to turn over White House documents related to the dismissals.Naturally, the Obstructplicans have cried foul ball. Pelosi reportedly gave them the finger. (By the by, all you Republicans out there looking for retribution for DICK Cheney's hearty "Go fuck yourself" on the Senate floor, THIS WAS SARCASM. Pelosi's got more manners than you do.)
She gave him one week to respond and said refusal to take the matter to a grand jury would result in the House’s filing of a civil lawsuit against the Bush administration.
John Boehner, House Republican leader, Put in Two Cents:Well, I'm sure that'll be a quote that the neocons will eat up. Aside from that though, the fever swamps have a message for you, Mr. Boehner (heh, he said boner):
“This sort of pandering to the left-wing fever swamps of loony liberal activists does nothing to make America safer.”
This sort of pandering to the right-wing cess pools of crazy conservatives has done nothing to make America safer for the past seven years that you've had near complete control of the government. In fact, you've made us less safe. We did learn one thing that has proved useful for us from you though. Go fuck yourselves.