Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Party Like It's 1999

Don't they wish.
A Celebration in Search of an Occasion: "And yet, there they were at the gilded Mellon Auditorium last night: the Republican Party's biggest donors, men in tuxedos and women in cocktail dresses, dining on Asian spoon canapes, orange carpaccio and seared mignon of beef, and listening to the soothing tones of a jazz band and a keynote address by President Bush. About 250 Republican Eagles -- those who have contributed $15,000 or more to the party -- and guests were in town for the Eagles' 30th-birthday dinner, which was expected to bring the party more than $1 million.
For the Plamegate defense fund?
"The causes of the discontent have grown: high fuel prices, a national debt that reached $8 trillion last week, a trio of hurricanes and the destruction of New Orleans, the indictment of Tom DeLay, the SEC probe of Bill Frist -- and, of course, the wait to see if Patrick Fitzgerald's grand jury will indict a sitting White House official this week for the first time since the 19th century."
That is certainly nothing to be proud of. Hubris, pride goeth before a fall, absolute power corrupts absolutely, love of money is the root of all evil, don't mess with mother nature, there are many more. Didn't these people have grandparents or weird aunts? How about the ten commandments? As corporate bigwigs most of these guys had golden parachutes, I wonder what is in place to catch them this time?

Pardons are always a possibility but I don't think the American people are going to go for it. After Enron, Tyson, bilking Calfornians for energy and the all important lying about the reasons for war, Americans are going to want these people held to the same high standards of responsiblity that they are being held to on the bankruptcy bill.

And I don't mean counseling.

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